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Temp Tdiu

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If a vet was injured in July of 2008 and filed for TDIU in May of 2009, would that vet get Temporary TDIU. When filed he just asked for TDIU, he didn't ask for temporary TDIU. In his retro payment and award letter it doesn't mention anything about temporary TDIU. Can he do a NOD on that because he was well within the 1 year period for filing.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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I don't understand the question. What do you mean "Can he do a NOD on that because he was well within the 1 year period for filing.????" The one yr period for what? The NOD? His discharge date? Please explain.

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If a vet was injured in July of 2008 and filed for TDIU in May of 2009, would that vet get Temporary TDIU. When filed he just asked for TDIU, he didn't ask for temporary TDIU. In his retro payment and award letter it doesn't mention anything about temporary TDIU. Can he do a NOD on that because he was well within the 1 year period for filing.

Thanks in advance for your replies.

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I don't understand the question. What do you mean "Can he do a NOD on that because he was well within the 1 year period for filing.????" The one yr period for what? The NOD? His discharge date? Please explain.

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Sorry you don't understand but what I am asking is when a vet gets injured and is hospitalized and has theraphy for injury for 9 months, shouldn't VA give him TDIU temporary for so many months. When vet filed for his TDIU in 2009 for his injury in 2008 and awarded TDIU in 2011, temporary TDIU was not given. I was asking the question can he do a NOD for not receiving temporary TDIU so he would preserve the 2009 date. If not a NOD then what should he do to let them know that they didn't give him temporary TDIU. He was told by friends he could get it as long as he applied within 1 year after injury.

I hope this makes sense.

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I can't make heads or tails of this and the question.

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I'm trying to understand the circumstances here. Are you saying the vet was hospitalized and didn't receive temporary TDIU? Did he have surgery? You said he had therapy for 9 months. Was he off work because of this reason? We need more details. To answer your question in general, yes a vet can receive temp. TDIU, but in your case we need more info, for instance; A vet was SC for knee injury. Went to the hospital for knee replacement surgery and had therapy for 8 months following and could not work. Then yes, the vet would be entitled to temp. TDIU for 1 year. Cases are different depending on the circumstances. Now the 1 year period for filing really has me confused.

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Yes he was hospitalized and had surgery and then physical therapy for 9 months. His SC left knee locked up on him and he fell causing him a cervical spine injury which is now service connected secondary to his left knee injury. My question is shouldn't he have been given temporary TDIU when he filed for TDIU in 2009. If so how does he go about applying for Temporary TDIU since they didn't give it to him when he filed in 2009. They just granted him TDIU P&T this month June 2011.

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