Jump to content
  • Donation Box

    Please donate to support the community.
    We appreciate all donations!
  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    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 ...
    Continue Reading
  • Ads

  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    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

Sponsored Ads

  •  ad-free-subscription-002.jpeg     fund-the-site.jpg

  • Searches Community Forums, Blog and more

  • 0

Filed For Tdiu Back In Feb. 2011


Currently have an overall rating of 80% for Lumber Spine Herniated nucleus pulposus (10%), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD (50%)

Left knee Patellar chondromalacia (10%), Osteopenia(10%), Recurrent dislocation of left shoulder (20%). I also just had arthroscopic left shoulder surgery with relation to the service connected left shoulder in April 2011. Will receiving 100% hard from here? I heard that receiving the surgery should increase my 20% to maybe 50%. Also my VA Mental Health got me a Sleep Apnea machine last month - which I believe is secondary to my PTSD.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

4 answers to this question

Recommended Posts

With 80% now this could bring you TDIU award. Could- one never knows what the VA will do.

Did you formally claim the sleep apnea as due to PTSD?

That will take a supporting statement from the VA doc or from a private doctor with a full medical rationale.

Did you list any side affects from your SC meds that would prohibit employment-on the TDIU form? Or in an attached response to Question # 25 (Remarks)

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites


@Berta - Thanks for the follow-up - I did not do a formal claim for the sleep Apnea (secondary to PTSD) but I did have a claim in for sleep apnea before the VA Mental Health gave me a sleep apnea machine - I was dx with sleep apnea from a civilian Dr and turned that paperwork to the VA and am waiting to hear back from them on that claim. I was waiting to hear what the claim will bring in before putting a claim for sleep apnea secondary to ptsd - I'm sure I can get my mental health Dr to state that I have sleep apnea due to secondary to ptsd because he suggested and put in the referral for the sleep apnea test but I told him I already have 2 done and both stated I needed a machine so he got me a machine from the VA. I did list a number of side affects from the meds, depression, etc on the TDIU form. plus with the shoulder surgery I should be going from 20% to 40 or even 50% - but like you said the VA are in their own world lol

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

but I did have a claim in for sleep apnea before the VA Mental Health gave me a sleep apnea machine

You should get a copy of this record and have it added to your c:file so they can consider it for evidence. Other wise, their not going to know they gave you the cpap.

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

@Cooter - Thanks - I'll do that on Tuesday

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Ads

  • Ad

  • Latest News
  • Our picks

    • I filed for my mitral valve regurgitation heart disease secondary to a service-connected condition on 7-30-18. It was granted on 8-30-18. Since I filed for this heart valve issue and was awarded, can I still file for hypertension ? I have been seeing comments that you should file for hypertension first and file for heart disease as a secondary. Can I file for hypertension as a secondary to my heart disease ? I am alittle confused on this matter.

    • How to Change the Theme - Look and Colors
      How to Change the Theme - Look and Colors
      • 5 replies
    • For Calculating Retro

      VA Disability Compensation Rates 2012 | 2011 | 2010-2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000 | 1999

      Prior to 1999 check here https://www.hadit.com/va-disability-compensation-rates-historic-for-retro-calculation/
      • 0 replies
    • I am a 100% disabled veteran, At first I was super excited to find out I am getting retro pay for back benefits to 2006. But that was over 2 months ago. I been waiting and waiting and calling to ask them wheres my back pay. They first told me "one month" than I call again. The guy started reading a script of basically "we are malingering on paying you" type crap. I was wondering if there is any number I can call besides that 800-827-1000 number to inquire about my status. I don't know why its taken so long when there is specific information telling them from the judge that VA owes. 

      There was a remanded to see if I was eligible for IU (I get it now since 2014 im actually 90% with 10 of that been IU). I been on SS since 2004. Can Someone help me out? Thank you
      • 6 replies
    • You might have a 38 CFR 3.156 situation-

      meaning the VA might have considered your claim in 95/96 as "not well grounded" and failed to even get your STRs.Or they did get your STRs but never considered the specific entry you cited here.

      Lots of discussion under a search, of 38 CFR. 3.156 (a)(b) (c) ---here is a winner:



        • Thanks

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines