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Anybody know of a Lawyer in Phoenix,Az. Would like to be ready if the VA denies my IU. Have submitted proof from my past employer that I have not worked since 10/2010. Also a letter from my VA doctor stating that I can not work and drive do to my SC disabilities. Also was approved SSDI on first try. Hoping for the best, but I expect the worst.


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Is the SSDI solely for your SC disabilities? If so make sure VA knows that. It is excellent evidence for TDIU.

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If your SSDI was solely for your VA disability, and you have doctor's report saying you cannot work solely due to SC condition I don't think you need a lawyer. What you might need is just another report that uses all the buzz phrases and words that the VA craves to get your TDIU. Claims where you really need lawyers are the claims than hinge on legal arguments, precedents and a vast knowledge of VA rules, regulations and precedents for Court of Veteran Appeals. If you understand the issues and requirements of your claim I don't think you need a lawyer. If you feel that the claim is over your head then hire a lawyer who has been doing VA claims for years. All lawyers are going to want a copy of your C-File, the decision or issue you are appealing, and for you to sign a contract so they can get at least 20% of your retro if and when you get it.


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Thanks everybody for the response, sorry I did not get back in a timely manner, I was out of commission!!! No, my SC is not the only claim for SSDI, but it is a big part due to me not being able to drive an the meds I'm on. I went to get a copy of my C-file an the clerk at the VA told me it was being reviewed an to leave it alone until after the review, true or false? I don't know? My IU has been under a NOD for 18 months, just waiting, do not want to do anything to prolong this anymore. Thanks again!!!

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