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Loosing Tdiu Due To Not Returning Va Form 21-4140


‎Thursday, ‎September ‎06, ‎2012 02:05:16 AM

I Got a letter August 31, 2012 stating "We have received your application for benefits" I got hold of the VARO 800-827-1000 today from a schedule call back.They told me it was for TDIU form 21-4140. She said she would send one out the next day. I printed one and filled it out off the internet.

Today, I get a letter from DVA RO St Louis "We propose to discontinue your TDIU and return you to the scheduler 90% for "Notice has been received you failed to complete and return a VA Employment Questionnaire, VA Form 21-4140." " Chapter 35 is proposed to be discontinued."

Daughter is in her last semester of college and my son just started his 1st semester of college.

The Rep at the VARO stated that the letter was sent out April 13, 2012. To my current address. I live in TN now (1 yr this September) the VARO for TN is in Nashville but, the letter and my records are still in St Louis. To my knowledge, I never received the 21-4140 form or I would have sent it out the next day.

I'm undergoing through an intense PTSD program.

The letter states "The best type of evidence to submit is in a statement from a physician who treated or examined you." I see her Friday September 7, 2012.

My question is ,will my specialist , psychiatrist be able to submit the evidence needed. My PC doesn't know crud about me and I just put in for a change of PC doctor because of the lack there of my medical needs. I'm going through hell with all my medical problems and trying to get them sorted out, one clinic after another.

Also, I thought after a knee replacement you automatically were supposed to get 30%. They kept me at 20% and the TKR is crap. Its as painful as it was or worse before the replacement. Both knees have been replaced an revised after I have loss count of the reconstruction surgeries, removal of ligaments and ect ect. Ankle and feet are battered and noted its due to the years of my SC bad knees. I half to still wear braces on (L) knee because of instability and "Jumping Post" ( left knee totally dislocates) brace for (L) ankle and getting fit for the umpteenth time for special inserts and shoes.

Sorry for the rambling. anxiety is at 8-10. Please help.

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Answer this question.

Did you change your address with the St Louis VARO to Tennesee?

If you did then you don't need to jump thru so many hoops.

Do not play games with these people. They are at fault not you.

Just fill out the form and turn it in. Contact Nashville RO and ask them to help you.

To be safe you should write a letter to St Louis VARO Certified. It would be better coming from an attorney but the letter must state the following.

To whom it may concern.

I moved from the St louis jurisdiction area on _________________ date. You were informed of the address change.

You sent a letter to my old address on ______________ date that I have not received.

Failing to implement a change of address and sending VA latters to the wrong address an error on your part.

Fortunately I have completed the form required and sent it to my current Regional Office (Nashville)

I request that you do not make a bad situation worse by sending me needless reduction letters as this is totally your error.

The Nashvilel Regional Office is now controlling my VA issues and have been sunce I changed my address with your office.

You need to rescind the proposal letter in a timely manner or I will be forced to pursue legal action against you since your office is totally at fault in this issue. I dont need nor desire to have the added stress placed upon me by your mistake.


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My husband received a notice to reduce for the same reason once...no 21-2140 returned. Yet, that form had never been received by him. He copied one off the internet, completed, and faxed it to the VA and DAV (POA), to ensure VA receiving. Soon after, he received VA letter stating rating would continue. From that experience, we learned that the form is not always received by the vet, nor has he ever received another one to complete, but to avoid future issues, on his anniversary month he completes the form and sends it in. It is my understanding that VA was not necessarily sending out the form to many vets, but restarted doing that after an attempt to review some time ago that was discontinued, yet the form is not always received. The form is for employment status, so don't understand why a doc's statement would be needed...perhaps related to something else?

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