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Trying To Increase My Tbi Rating


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As of now I have 70% ptsd and 0% for tbi.

I filed to increase my tbi and have 3 more c&p exams to go....

Can va combine my ptsd and tbi? I am hoping they wont because I already been dignosed ptsd and tbi separately from va.

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TBI cannot be combined with PTSD at all.

TBI is rated on residuals.

This is the most recent VA news on TBI residuals:

http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2506

And SMC "T: award info:

TBI ratings changed in 2008 and have continued to replect how much more the VA and the DOD has learned about TBI:

"The VA recently increased the disability rating for TBI vets. Depending on the extent of the injury, vets are now eligible up to 100% disablity rating; this change goes into effect on October 24, 2008 and older cases may have their case reviewed. If you are military veteran with a service-related disability you may qualify for compensation ranging from $117 to more than $3,000 in monthly benefits. Learn more about veteran disability compensation."

http://www.military.com/benefits/veterans-health-care/traumatic-brain-injury-overview.html

If you are not employed have you filed for TDIU ? (and SSDI)

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They could but this is not a good reason not to appeal a decision or hesitate to file a new claim.

They would have to have serious medical evidence to lower an established rating.

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Thank you

I honestly think I deserved 30% minimum fur my tbi. I have been shot 2x, blown up, 4x unconscious. ... Headaches and migraines effects my daily job and life. . I think 0% is littlle to low

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I am currently going through the same thing at the moment! I was initially awarded 70% for ptsd and 10% for Tbi as of January of this year. I received a zero for headaches and things of that nature, but back in May of this year I applied for TDUI and most of the items were for increases and I am in the preparation for decision phase at the moment and I hope to hear something within the next few months.

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