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Taharrington - New Member With Questions



My name is SFC Ret Thomas Harrington, I have read up extensively about title 38 and why I was denied I/U, but need someone's input that may have had the same experience, I filed an appeal, and I have my doctors letters that she wrote that I should be not working, it was for not only my protection, but for the benefit of the people I serve. I work in customer service and it is hard every day dealing with these people who automatically have attitudes at federal workers.

If I give my notice and contact the VA rep I was given, can it help my I/U claim in getting approved, or am I just doing a crap shoot that it will get me approved. I am only working because it pays my bills, and the money I would get from I/U would compensate me enough that I could stop working and start working on me and getting better.

Any one who has had the experience please help.

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Yes I have a email from her as well as I have 2 VA 21-4192 that show that they could not make concessions to my disability and shows the time I had to take off due to my disability. I spoke to the SSN Office as well and the local rep there felt that it would help me because they would not focus on my work, but my disability. I have the letters as well from my doctor who strongly suggested that I not be in this line of work, but I do not have any other formal training in any other field that would keep me from dealing with people at some time or another.

Sorry for putting in a new post I was trying to respond in on the subject of TDIU

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Another thing that really killed me was my NOD and my SSOC both regurgitated the same garbage about because they see I'm still married, I have a effective marriage. WOW so a person who is in a marriage with someone who abuses them is in an effective marriage???? They also didn't read half of my doctors notes in her letters, because they claimed that my issues fell under the 50% rating more than the higher ones, but yet my doctor told them my symptoms are moderate to Severe.

Got to love the VA

If anyone needs the VA under secretary's email address, I have it, it has helped me in cases where I can show that the VA is lagging, but I cannot contact her again until I get my back pay that the VA owes me, because when I send in the email, I have seen already heads roll and the one who is working my retro pay would be in the cross hairs.

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Can you clarify something.

You seem to be still emplyed as a federal custiomer service employee?

I assume then you make over the GNP poverty level wages.

TDIU apps really don't get much attention from VA, (and no TDIU awards) when a vet is still substantially employed.

Maybe I got your post wrong....

Many vets get into a glitch because they know they need to stop working due to SCs, and even doctors have said that, but they also know the TDIU claim can take a long time to resolve.

Often they can quit and with medical evidence and SSDI will award them and if the SSDI is Solely for the SCs they claim, then that is good evidence for TDIU.

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Gee I forgot to ask...... are you eligible for FERS and if so, have you applied for FERS disability?

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