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MartyL16

Tdiu Award, Waiting For Letter

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Just found out will be paid at 100% TDIU. Also told I got 50% for depression. Had neither one before last week but had submitted the form and evidence back in June 2013 for both.

Actually, this decision came as a surprise.

Letter not received but got about 1/2 total lump sum retro pay on Saturday.

Brings my "scheduler" to 70%. If I am using the wrong terms it is because that is the exact explanation given to me.

I was then told by 2 different VSOs that this 100% TDIU is not the same as 100% P & T, and the other said it is a 100% P&T even though the VA database says 100% TDIU.

Can someone clear the fog for me.

Also, I still have other items on the appeal that are awaiting C&P rescheduling.

Two of these items will easily get 60% each, with one maybe to 100% by itself.

Another thing "they" cautioned me about was filing any "NEW" CLAIMS as the VA then tries to lower existing ratings. Any truth to that?

Thank you in advance.

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Oh my gosh Marty L!! I am SO happy for you!!!

I feel bad I dropped the ball on helping you on your claim - but I have been so busy with my own and school. So I was so excited to see that you got an award and will get some $$$ to at least give you a little breathing room.

As for me... I figure if I win DIC and get retro back to 2007, I should make, compared to the hours I put in, minimum wage?? (for waitresses....)

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P&T stands for Permanent and Total. TDIU is Total. Permanent means that the VA doesn't expect that your disabilities will improve. You can be any of the following. TDIU TDIU P&T 100% schedular 100% schedular P7T

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Congrats on your award. If you are on Ebenefits, loot at the letter generator. If you have a commissary letter then you are P & T - permanent and total with no further exams. Your benefit letter will only show what % you're rated. The commissary letter is the key

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If your award says you got Chapter 35 benefits then you are P&T. Also, if it says "no more future exams" that means P&T. You may be entitled to Housebound if you are Total plus 60%.

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Did your award letter come with VA form 21-8760? If it is in your packet then you are P & T. Make sure you read over your packet to understand everything.

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