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Hello ,

I am currently receiving TDIU been receiving it for 13years now, I applied for SS disability when I got my award with tdiu, but was denied several times..so over the past 13 years just been drawing tdiu ,my wife still works..my question is can or should I apply for my SS retirement beings I turn 63 on my next birthday... will the VA take away my tdiu....I Have not worked since 1999 Due to my disability's which acured while in the service..took me 3years fighting with the VA was awarded TDIU with P&T in 2003

Thank You All in Advance...IAppreciate you guys

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I don't think the social security retirement will have any effect on your TDIU. I am 100% P &T and draw social security retirement along with federal CSRS retirement.

Good luck to you.

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I was wondering does TDIU

stop when you apply for SS..maybe that would be a better question.

Thank You all in Advance

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Thank You Both..I Appreciate the info....&Thank You for your sacrifice and service to our great country!

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I think you should hire an advocate specializing in SSDI law. It sounds to me like you've been screwed by SS for yrs. If you're TDIU you should be able to get SSDI, unless you haven't paid into the system, enough. You can get SS retirement and collect TDIU, at the same time. You could probably win $100k retro for your SSDI from 1999. The choice is yours. jmo

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Thank You Mr Rogers,

I'll certainly check into that!

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hi,

TO Philip Rogers & others

I applied for my SS Retirement Sept 22nd & got it...I did not apply for SSD/SSDI .....(I Was denied for that) and just sick of the SS System.....I Been getting TDIU P/T for the last 14 years It's what got us through some very bad dark times.

I won my TDIU P/T in 2003 like mention above( that was God Send for this family).... Well sense then my wife had got a good paying job....and makes over 40.000 year & Pays her taxes, However I applied for my SS Retirement on Sept 22nd ..> they (SS) had this for form stating how much I would get and when how they paid ect,,ect,, well what worry's me is the form said ''I was not disable''... I was not applying for SSD.

I was not ask if I was getting VA Comp.

In short I am receiving TDIU P/T & now that I am at retirement age I went and applied for it & now this with the SS? what happens now?

I am disable and can't work.

I stop working when I won my TDIU claim & never worked sense, I waiting until I got retirement age to collect on what years I did work back in the day....they say I have to pay taxes on the retirement because my wife makes over 32,000....well that's fine obvious reduse my Retirement pay but that's ok ...I guess.

The SS retirement I get is 937.00...I don't won't to seem greedy but I feel I deserve to get that....if the VA stops my TDIU...I don't know what in the world we will do my?... wife is getting close to her retirement age and we had figured to have most everything paid for but our mortgage.

should we be worried?

Thank you all in Advance I dearly appreciate any help or comments I can get.

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Oh ok Thank you CarIie ,

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Your SSDI decision was a farce. If you are able to work then you lose your IU. You have not worked since you were awarded IU. If I were you I would claim error on part of SSA and sue them in federal court because they are putting you in a catch 22. There has to be some recourse here.

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jbasser,

I can't work due to my service connected disability.

I Have not worked in 15 years 11 of those years I been on TDIU P/T...I Got my Award in 2003 but it was noted that I had stopped working in 1999 which is true because I could not work b/c of my service connected disbiltys. the VA Retro the difference...not sure how long the VA counts the time your on TDIU? From the time you stopped working or from the time you win your award? for me it was back in 2003 but I stopped working in 1999...and those 4 years was the worst part of my life about how to make ends meet.

I Plan on calling my RO and get an appointment to go check on my C-File..

I was just wondering if any fellow Veterans on TDIU or 100% rated for their disability, if they filed for their SS Retirement? . ..and waited to file for the SS Retirement?

I may need you & the others on this matter in the future? & I appreciate all of you guys.

Thank all of you guys in Advance for all your super help & not only me but for all my fellow Veterans.

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britton - I personally think you are being screwed by SSDI. You should have over $100k in back pay they owe you. If you don't want the money, you can just forget it but I suggest you contact an attorney, specializing in SSDI law. They will charge you based on what they win. I believe the current maximum, an attorney can charge, is $6300. No win, no money for the attorney. You can still collect SS retirement while pursuing SSDI. Your TDIU should remain intact unless you go back to work.

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Thank you Phillip,

I was told at the SSA Office the SSA only retros back one year...from the date you file your claim for SSD any old claims will be ignored if older than one year....I am just fed up with the SSA....I know it use to be you get paid from back ever how long it took you to win but I guess the law has changed?

Sure I would love that kinda of money but if we can just make ends meet after my wife retires that's all we want.

we still have a mortgage and probably won't have it paid off before we die.

I think carlie nailed it for me...I can get SSR & still receive my tdiu b/c I am not working...the only thing I don't like about it I have to pay taxes on it because my spouse makes over 32.000 a year but she is nearing retirement. I get 937.00 month on SSR Before taxes so I may just end up with around 740 750 a month after taxes oh well every little bit helps.

Thank all of you very much I appreciate all you guys.

God Bless

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britton - 1st rule: never believe anything SS tells you! All correspondence "should be written" because they cannot be held responsible for anything "they say."

A good SSDI lawyer can make them go back more than a year, if you've actually had a previous claim that was denied.

I contacted a lawyer, who teaches at the Vermont Law School, and she advised me there was nothing I could do. I then contacted an attorney specializing in SSDI law and it took her about 6 months to win my claim and get me 7 yrs retro.

I found my atty thru http://www.nosscr.org/

This will be my last post on this subject as it appears you don't want the $100k retro.

Good luck, whatever you decide!!

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Thank you Philip

I understand I think I'll just wait now since I sign up for the SS Retirement receiving it got my first check for Aug last week..I just have to get a IRS form and have the taxes taken out. Maybe things will be alright.

Thank You for your help.

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Thanks Everyone!

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Thanks Everyone Again!.. I appreciate you guys & gals.

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SSDI went back 3 years retro for my husband's PTSD. It was awarded on a reconsideration of SSDI award for a NSC (at that time NSC ) stroke SSA tried to talk him out of filing the recon request and a SSA lawyer would not help us. He really didn't understand PTSD, this was years ago, and was very surprised to learn from me that he had lost 4500 bucks because he refused to help us with the recon request.

I agree with PR to seek a good SSA lawyer because I know people who get SSDI because of severe hearing problems that cause severe speech disability. If SSDI knew of the TDIU and the Voc Rehab statement,and that you did meet the 5 year prior to application SSA work history criteria, I sure would fight them on this.

However, do what you want to do, ...this info here from everyone might help someone else out there reading it.

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Thank you Berta,

Not sure what you mean if I met the 5 year prior to app SSA work history criteria?

I started this topic about me drawing my SSR...And I got it I applied Sept 22nd this year and just got my first check for Aug last week and suppose to get Sept this week which is only 937.00...I have not worked since 1999 (so what Phliip Rogers told me and some of the others I'm thinking about calling SS Back.

Thank you Berta and all he others for helping our fellow veterans I'm so glad that there is still a lot of good folks around to help us such as yourself.

God Bless You...All of You.

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hi,

TO Philip Rogers & others

I applied for my SS Retirement Sept 22nd & got it...I did not apply for SSD/SSDI .....(I Was denied for that) and just sick of the SS System.....I Been getting TDIU P/T for the last 14 years It's what got us through some very bad dark times.

I won my TDIU P/T in 2003 like mention above( that was God Send for this family).... Well sense then my wife had got a good paying job....and makes over 40.000 year & Pays her taxes, However I applied for my SS Retirement on Sept 22nd ..> they (SS) had this for form stating how much I would get and when how they paid ect,,ect,, well what worry's me is the form said ''I was not disable''... I was not applying for SSD.

I was not ask if I was getting VA Comp.

In short I am receiving TDIU P/T & now that I am at retirement age I went and applied for it & now this with the SS? what happens now?

I am disable and can't work.

I stop working when I won my TDIU claim & never worked sense, I waiting until I got retirement age to collect on what years I did work back in the day....they say I have to pay taxes on the retirement because my wife makes over 32,000....well that's fine obvious reduse my Retirement pay but that's ok ...I guess.

The SS retirement I get is 937.00...I don't won't to seem greedy but I feel I deserve to get that....if the VA stops my TDIU...I don't know what in the world we will do my?... wife is getting close to her retirement age and we had figured to have most everything paid for but our mortgage.

should we be worried?

Thank you all in Advance I dearly appreciate any help or comments I can get.

"The SS retirement I get is 937.00"

Worst case as I understand it is that 1/2 of the SSA payment might be taxable.

Benefits paid by the VA are not taxable. There are some gory details concerning tax-ability of loan forgiveness

that the IRS would like to not see the light of day. Has to do with exactly what type of loan, who issued it, and what regulations

resulted in forgiveness.

If the VA is paying you at a 100% P&T rate, it's virtually unheard of to have that change. (Unless the VA

has some serious evidence of fraud brought to light.) I'm somewhat confused by the SSA "I'm not disabled" statement.

When I applied for "early" SSA retirement at 62, I also applied for SSDI at the same time. The early retirement was

approved and paid promptly, and the SSDI somewhat later. I did have to fight a little for an earlier EDD for the SSDI.

SSA and VA disabled ratings are quite different. It's possible to have them contradict each other, as you have found out.

It's also not uncommon to have SSA Make a favorable SSDI determination, and the VA only award a much smaller percentage.

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