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Is There Back Pay For Increase Compensation


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Dear members,

Currently, I have 0% on TBI and I filed to increase my TBI 09/04/2014 and just yesterday my TBI was increased to 50%.

It took them 4 months and I am very grateful...

Is there back pay for this type of increase?

Thank you and be safe everyone.

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Effective 9/4/14 10/1/14 first payment 11/1, 12/14 and 1/1/15 so three months back pay is what I would expect..

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Here is how it is supposed to work. The date the condition arose to its current severity would be the effective date. If you filed a claim 4 months ago but was diagnosed as worse a year earlier then the effective date should be the date an increase was proven. Benefits would be paid from the first day of the month after your condition worsened and it was medically proven.

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bojack - jbasser got it right, as usual!! BakerGeckos gave you the estimated minimum amount you should receive. Since it's for an increase they can go back to when they can see it worsened. When was the original "0%" award dated??? It may be possible to have them go back to the original claim date. If they gave you 50% now, it appears to me they screwed you on the "0%" award. Don't get me wrong, a "0%" is a good win, because it establishes service-connection(SC), something that can be hard to prove/win, sometimes. jmo

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Be sure and check the dates they paid? its up to you to appeal it!

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