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Filing For Tdiu And Ssd

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:sad: I start off with not knowing where am going! As the doctor's give me more med's to fight the AO prostate cancer and the other thing going wrong (PN) and getting sicker from the med's.The medication am on make's me weak and sick, but without it I will kick the bucket. I find myself missing more work at lease 2days or more a week. I'm out of vacation and sick time. My employer is been ok with it so far and think that will end.. So last week file for TDIU thru the 800-number , my question is what doc's should i get together? If I lose my job, I need to my direction for insurance for wife. I know i can file for CHAMPVA , but is that my best opition?

VA has me at 100% scd and a total 260% and it will be more in the months to come. Will i have to quit my job to file for SSD?

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To file for SSD you have to be unemployed or under employer to the extent you are at the poverty level. If you retired from your job today you would have to wait 6 months to be eligible for SSD and two years from that date to get medicare. I am no expert but this is bare bones of what you probably need for SSD. You have to be permanent and total from VA for your wife to get ChampVA. Do you have Chapter 35 benefits now? If you are rated 100% then TDIU is moot. Do you get special monthly compensation? You say you are at 260% and I know what you mean. Can you retire on disability from your job? This would give you an exact date to use for SSD. You can't file for TDIU via the 800 number anyway. Who is helping you with this? I think you need someone to help you with your affairs before you get too sick.

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I am a little confused, what are you being paid for 100% from VA for? Is this 100% schedular, if it is then TDIU would be (MOOT) basically there is no more benefits. You can apply for P & T to get CHAMPVA but that is not TDIU. You can also apply for SSDI and disability through your employer if they offer disability retirement.

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To file for SSD you have to be unemployed or under employer to the extent you are at the poverty level. If you retired from your job today you would have to wait 6 months to be eligible for SSD and two years from that date to get medicare. I am no expert but this is bare bones of what you probably need for SSD. You have to be permanent and total from VA for your wife to get ChampVA. Do you have Chapter 35 benefits now? If you are rated 100% then TDIU is moot. Do you get special monthly compensation? You say you are at 260% and I know what you mean. Can you retire on disability from your job? This would give you an exact date to use for SSD. You can't file for TDIU via the 800 number anyway. Who is helping you with this? I think you need someone to help you with your affairs before you get too sick.

John999, if am unemployable by VA what does that get me? I have only been working for this company about 3 years. Yes i get SMC and What is a chapter 35?

thanks Sp4

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I am a little confused, what are you being paid for 100% from VA for? Is this 100% schedular, if it is then TDIU would be (MOOT) basically there is no more benefits. You can apply for P & T to get CHAMPVA but that is not TDIU. You can also apply for SSDI and disability through your employer if they offer disability retirement.

I am alot confused, I filed for unemployable thru VA. What does that get me.What is TDIU?

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SP4RVN,

Probably what you are needing is :

You are already 100 % SC by VA.

Is this a temporary 100% rating ?

How long has VA had you rated at 100% ?

If you get rated at 100% Permanent and Total (P&T)

then you can get medical & educational benefits for your dependents,

(Champ VA and Chapter 35 - Educational).

If your current 100% VA rating is temporary then TDIU might be for you.

If you have held your 100% VA rating for a while then you would want to check

in to it being made P&T.

SSA benefits - for you SSDI - is completely separate from VA benefits and has

different rules and regs.

For SSDI - a doctor has to support that you are unemployable and

can not do any type of work to include no type of sedentary work -

hopefully they address occupational and social functioning levels.

They need to say in their opinion you will be like this at least a year, etc...

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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SP4RVN,

Probably what you are needing is :

You are already 100 % SC by VA.

Is this a temporary 100% rating ?

How long has VA had you rated at 100% ?

If you get rated at 100% Permanent and Total (P&T)

then you can get medical & educational benefits for your dependents,

(Champ VA and Chapter 35 - Educational).

If your current 100% VA rating is temporary then TDIU might be for you.

If you have held your 100% VA rating for a while then you would want to check

in to it being made P&T.

SSA benefits - for you SSDI - is completely separate from VA benefits and has

different rules and regs.

For SSDI - a doctor has to support that you are unemployable and

can not do any type of work to include no type of sedentary work -

hopefully they address occupational and social functioning levels.

They need to say in their opinion you will be like this at least a year, etc...

Carlie, thank you

plain English, thank you again, Sp4

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