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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Inferred Tdiu

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My husband received another VCAA informing him they were working on a claim for TDIU. He never filed a TDIU. Upon further investigation through our VSO and Jim Strickland, we found out: When the VA receives a claim for a disabling disease that is now presumtive, if there is sufficient evidence included that the Vet is unable to work due to this disease, a TDIU will be generated by the VA and adjudicated together. We did not fill out the TDIU request because my husband has a AICD implant and should be rated 100%, therefore making the TDIU moot. Checked the box, no other evidence, please decide my claim in 30 days. If the rating comes back less than 100&, will be working on a NOD, not a TDIU. This change will help Vets with an expectation of a rating 60-90%....wanted to pass it on.

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If it was me I would fill out the IU form because when you get 100% it becomes moot, but in the meantime you might collect TDIU. Never turn down a chance to collect. Take the bird in hand.

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He would not fit into the criteria right now. He is 10% hearing loss and denied IHD back in 2006. Waiting for the IHD to be re-adjudicated. AICD implant in 2004. Thanks

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If you file now for IU when he does meet the criteria then they pay back to the date you asked for IU. This could mean a few years of retro IU. Which ever way they go 100% schedular or IU you get 100% benefit. You should always try for earliest effective date on any benefit. If the VA inferred it I would file for it.

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