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Hi been lurking for awhile and now that I'm out I figured I would jump in on the discussions here. I was just medically retired in June of 2014 and received my final ratings now fighting with the VA to get them fixed. I'm in the Richmond VA area. Excited to be here and get some good advice and share any insight I have from successes and failures so far. thanks

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Welcome aboard!

You might be eligible for one of these programs , possibly under TERA

http://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/disability/payment.html

http://www.military.com/benefits/military-pay/special-pay/comparing-crsc-and-crdp.html

With 90% now would your SCs prevent you from attaining substantial employment?

If so have you applied for TDIU yet?

TDIU Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability...paid at the 100% rate of VA compensation.

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Welcome to Hadit and thank you for serving. If you are not working you should look into Social Security Disability and 100% TDIU from VA.

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