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I Am 100% Tdiu...file Claim For Permanet And Total


rafebanks

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here is what my Psych. put in a note in my record..says "he is a permanently and totally disabled veteran who suffers from PTSD and Bipolar with psychotic features.

Along with extensive treatment for the past several years...would this be enough to win a claim? Is it worth it?

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I agree with the above advice. I am in the same boat. I am awaiting the results of my current claim, which I just had the C&P exams yesterday, then see about Permanent after that. I just don't like to rock the boat.

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  • HadIt.com Elder

For what it's worth - - -

The VA RO's seem to be using some guidance or rationale that PTSD can/may respond to treatment, so the 100% is not "P&T".

This is particularly true with a claim of a "younger" veteran.

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My buddy has more or less the same note from his doctor and has been turned down twice for P&T and is up for review in 2018. I would say that the VA is reluctant to grant P&T for PTSD unless the vet has held the 100% rating for several, several years. I also agree with the above that if the vet is young, it will be especially difficult to get P&T.

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Rafebanks, What was the VA's rationale for Not awarding you P & T at the time of the decision?

Did they list that Psychiatric note as evidence or was this statement in the results of the C & P exam?

Often psychiatric notes and entries are not part of the regular medical records.

I had to go to the local VAMC years ago to ask my deceased husband's shrink for copies of his psychiatric med recs. They included 6 test results and hypnotherapy records. They were not in the med rec files and VA had denied my claim for accrued

benefits due to SC PTSD.without obtaining these records that SSDI had award SSDI on.

The shrink gave me copies of them which I attached to my NOD ,along with the SSA info again, and also he wrote a letter to the RO right away.

Within a few months they awarded 100% P & T accrued for PTSD with a three year prior to death EED.

Of course if you are 100% and die, they must add P & T to your status.

But my point is,. I am surprised that VA didnt award the P & T status if they had this entry from the doctor.

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  • HadIt.com Elder

Folks there is no such thing as100 percent TDIU. You have your qualifying rating of either 60 percent or a combined rating at 70 percent. You are paid at the 100 percent rate because of your inability to work due to service connected conditions. .

J

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If your tdiu it makes no sense to do all that effort to be 100%.

The benifits remain exactly the same other than you can work with a 100% rating and not tdiu.

Ofcourse you cant work anyways or you wouldnt be getting tdiu.

So it makes no sense.

The one thing that could happen in your quest to convert from tdiu to 100% is the va finds ways to say some conditions have improved and reduce your ratings.

This has happened to many trying to convert their tdiu to 100%...

Then that 3 grand a month turns into 1500 a month.

Your already in the winners circle. I would leave it alone

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Thanks for the responses! The note is new to my record. Its the first thing I have seen that was that direct. So I was wondering about P and T...I am going with the advice of several of you guys, not gonna rock the boat for now. Again, thanks!

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