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Backwards- Ssd First, Filing For Va Compensation Now

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I was told not to bother to apply for compensation when I got out even though I had multiple problems upon release. I was BS'd during the exit exam now that I finally have my records I realized they did not include my conditions then. I was completely disabled (SSD) years ago and spent almost 6 more years having surgeries for that condition which i believe was initially caused by a service related accident. Do I attach my SS award to my VA claim( which will include other issues that have become worse)? Will it hinder , help or retard any increased compensation in the future?

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If you get SSDI SOLELY for what becomes a Service connected issue then you should apply for TDIU.

"initially caused by a service related accident"

You will have to prove the accident and then prove your present disabilities are directly due to that accident.

Do the SSDI records reveal your SSDI is a result of this inservice accident?

Do you have your complete SMRs?

Are you familiar with any of your units web sites in case you need buddy statements?

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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