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Hello to all. Other than one post I started in the TDIU forum, I'm new to this site. Thought I would introduce myself.

61 year old vet. Served with combat engineers in Vietnam 69-70. Came home on leave and met, dated and married a woman in two weeks. Going on forty-two years now, and I'm pretty sure I have her convinced to keep me. And her mystery and magic continues to fascinate me. We had two sons and were foster parents to a third. Sadly, our oldest died in 2009 after a couragous 16 year fight with multiple sclerosis. But he left us with one of our eight wonderful grandchildren.

I am currently rated SC at 90% overall. 60% for IHD, 40% for lumbar spine, 20% for diabetes, 10% for each knee, 10% for high blood pressure, 10% for hearing and 10% for tinnitus. In March the back got really bad so I have filed a claim for TDIU as well as a claim for SSD. Haven't worked since the March incident so things are getting tight, but we're hanging on.

Not sure what else to say except that this site has been a fantastic source of info and encouragement.

Thanks to one and all.

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Thank you first for your service! WOW 42 years, pretty damn good and sorry for your loss of your son.

Welcome aboard and Never Give Up!

God bless

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Rich, have you filed for Social Security Disability?

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Welcome Aboard Rich and thank you for your service. I'll try and find your post on the TDIU. So sorry to hear the loss of your son. My condolences to you and family.


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To answer questions, yes I have applied for social security. They turned it down in 21 days, not sure how. I have retained an attorney and we are appealing. As to my son that died, I miss him everyday, but it was at the point where his passing was a blessing. He had suffered for so long, I didn't want to see him go thru anymore. Thank you all for your concern and comments. We will keep on keeping on.

Don't know any other way to be. Bless you all.

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