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I was awarded 70% PTSD, IU, then 50% for Chronic Sinusitis, 50% for migraines, 10% for HBP in 2007. Would these ratings qualify for SMC or must the award be 60% beyond the 100% with IU? Thank you.

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I agree w/bronco, however I would send the VA a letter stating that they made an error and that you should have been included in the recent review of claims for TDIU w/SMC, where the VA had to review all those claims. Can't remember the name, right now. Sorry! I believe they may owe you back to '07. jmo


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All, was awarded SMC with a backdate to the Bradley v. Peake decision in 2008. Retro dropped in bank this week. In addition was awarded SSA. Trying to navigate the SSA now as they tell me that I need to get info in about children and spouse so that I can get larger amount. Thanks for everyones assistance.

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If VA had a hit squad, BroncoVet and PR would be toast by now. We must cost them a lot of time and money with our shenanigans. Congrats CID. Glad to see it was accomplished in this lifetime.

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yes, this information age debacle sure has to be causing plenty of heartburn in the head shed. its amazing how the passing on of a snippet of information, can have so much affect on a persons life.

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I'm sure I'm on the ten most wanted list, sugar.They concocted some outrageous SSOC to deny my ILP greenhouse on the 7th of May. Rebutted w/ NM&E again. Now the SSSOC and certification. I wrote Ric a letter but they gave him the boot before he could read it. Someone passed it to the Head of VR&E at the CO and she got the honors of listening to me when she called. One thing's for sure. They gave me the 94 P&T to shut me up. Newsflash. It didn't work.

On a happier note, the AF finally got around to issuing my medals to my Congressman. He's delivering them personally and pinning them on next Friday. Guess I'll have to give the dog a bath and saddle up the pony. Vets are suddenly big business.

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I would dare to say that The long timers here who have beat the absolute crap out of the VA for so many years are on some kind of list.

Keep up the good work all you fine advocates.

Reward is the act of seeing a deserving veterans obtain their benefits, Nothing makes me Happier. Money cant buy that feeling of satisfaction.


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Jbasser, you are so right. I can't tell you how great it felt to see one of my friends who was getting the shaft go from 40% to TDIU P&T, with a retro check of over $136,000. I had worked on his case since the mid-2000 period. That decision changed his life in so many ways. And, since this was all done without an attorney, he got to keep all of it. Believe me, he needed it badly.

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Congrats on the medals, Alex. Case in point, it's not always about the money. Photo op for your next book, hopefully. And, when you finally get your greenhouse, stick a victory flag on top, and snap a pix of that, too. I'd like to see it!

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