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Tdiu For Meds Side Effects

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texal1

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I'M WRITING TODAY ABOUT MY BROTHER, A VN MARINE, WITH A DISABILITY RATING OF 90%. HE TAKES TWENTY-ONE(21) ACTIVE MEDS FROM THE TAMPA VA. DISABILITIES: PTSD(50%), CAD(30%), PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY UPPER & LOWER EXTREMITIES(20%/20%/20%/20%/20%)TINNINUS(10%)SMC(ED). IN 2008 HE WAS DENIED UI, VA DIVIDED EACH DISABILITY AND REASONED NOT ONE OF THESE ON THEIR OWN QUALIFIED FOR IU BUT COULD DO LIGHT WORK. BEING DEPRESSED AND IN PAIN HE LET THE APPEAL YEAR PASS BYE. ON 3/16/2011 HE HAD A STENT IMPLANT. AGAIN, THE DOCTORS ARE SAYING "YOUR GOOD, JUST EXERCISE AND EAT HEALTHY YOU'LL BE OK". WITH THE STENT AND NEW MEDS, HE IS FATIGUED, DEPRESSED MORE THAN EVER.

I'M TRYING TO PERSUADE HIM TO FILE A NEW TDIU CLAIM EFFECTIVE 3/16/2011 WITH THE STENT AND ALL HIS MEDICATIONS WITH THEIR SIDE=EFFECTS , ALSO HIS 90% OTHER DISABILITIES FOR REASONS NOT ABLE TO OBTAIN OR MAINTAIN GAINFULL EMPLOYMENT. HE HAS NOT WORKED SINCE 1999. I KNOW THIS SOUNDS KIND OF UNBELIEVABLE, BUT IT'S TAMPA. I PLAN TO USE 3/16/2011 BECAUSE OF THE FACT THE VA DENIED HIS CLAIM IN 2008. I FIGURE THE VA WILL USE THE SAME DENIALS FROM THAT DECISION. I'M HOPING, THE NEW CLAIM WILL BE EVALUATED LOOKING AT THE WHOLE VETERAN NOT BE PICK APART AND DENY HIM AGAIN. ANY HELP WITH THIS IS APPRECIATED. I DO ALSO BELIEVE DIY IS BEST.

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Its really not about being able to do light work its is whether he works or not. The VA probably should bump him up so he meets requirement for TDIU.

Veterans deserve real choice for their health care.

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