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Tdiu Deferred For Receiving Ssdi

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I was awarded 70% SC yesterday (one battle finally won), and the award letter states:

We deferred entitlement to the 100% rate (IU) because you are receiving Social Security Disability benefitis (sic) and we need your records from the social security administration. We will obtain these records for you.

That's all it says about it.

I never filled out the form for IU, and this was on there anyway. Do I need to fill the form out? Does anyone know what records they are getting from the SSA, and how they will affect IU?

I was granted 70% for Shizoaffective disorder claimed as PTSD. Does this just mean that I claimed for PTSD, and they found something else?

I receive SSDI benefits, also for Shizoaffective disorder.

I'm just really scared, stressed out and drained. I thought I was going to be able to take my head off a swivel after my award and spend more time attempting to be happy so my wife wouldn't be so stressed out and worried about me. I could really use some answers/support.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi and welcome,

When you're rated at 70% and you mention that you are unable to work because of your service connected disabilities, the VA will look at TDIU. They are requesting your SSDI to see if you are receiving it solely for your service connected disabilities, if you are there is a very good chance that you will be awarded TDIU! GOOD LUCK :)

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I was awarded 70% SC yesterday (one battle finally won), and the award letter states:

We deferred entitlement to the 100% rate (IU) because you are receiving Social Security Disability benefitis (sic) and we need your records from the social security administration. We will obtain these records for you.

That's all it says about it.

I never filled out the form for IU, and this was on there anyway. Do I need to fill the form out? Does anyone know what records they are getting from the SSA, and how they will affect IU?

I was granted 70% for Shizoaffective disorder claimed as PTSD. Does this just mean that I claimed for PTSD, and they found something else?

I receive SSDI benefits, also for Shizoaffective disorder.

I'm just really scared, stressed out and drained. I thought I was going to be able to take my head off a swivel after my award and spend more time attempting to be happy so my wife wouldn't be so stressed out and worried about me. I could really use some answers/support.

Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to hadit and congrats to you on your win!! Hopefully you will be awarded TDIU. Thats a big pay increase and it also has great benefits as well!

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Welcome to hadit and congrats to you on your win!! Hopefully you will be awarded TDIU. Thats a big pay increase and it also has great benefits as well!

Thank you. Does anyone have a link to what other benefits are available with TDIU?

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If I am awarded TDIU will it be retrograded to my original claim date?

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Get the SSDI records yourself and submit them along with TDIU official application. You could be waiting for years for the VA to get your SSDI records.

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