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Eligible For Tdiu?


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My husband's disability was recently awarded at 90%. Thank God for this because just before the award, he had to stop working due to his disability. He had been working only 16 hrs per week due to edema and fatigue caused by his kidney disease but even that became too much. His legs were so swollen by the end of a few hours that he could barely walk.

He is over 65 and has been collecting regular social security for a couple years. He took is early because of the health issue and stayed working the limited hours.

I'm wondering if he would be eligible for TDIU now. On the C&P, the examiner said he is limited in his ability to work due to the edema. Would he need a stronger statement?

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Kate

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This is wonderful news Kate, and I assume he was awarded for the Camp LeJeune contaminated water situation.

I agree with Mike.

Did they enclose a TDIU form with the award ?

If not it can be found here at hadit. Just google 21-8940 hadit.com.

What a relief for both of you.

THANK YOU for helping your husband !

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Yes Berta, it is the water issue. The IMO, as well as a statement from one of VA's own kidney specialists, was very instrumental.

I didn't notice a form for TDIU in the packet. Will check again. Do you think we will need a stronger statement than the one in the C&P I mentioned above? Is it bad that he just recently left his job? He held on as long as he could because of finances but reached the breaking point. Also, he has been on social security for about four years. Had to take early due to health. He is 69 now. Is he likely to qualify for SSDI?

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Kate

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Yes Berta, it is the water issue. The IMO, as well as a statement from one of VA's own kidney specialists, was very instrumental.

I didn't notice a form for TDIU in the packet. Will check again. Do you think we will need a stronger statement than the one in the C&P I mentioned above? Is it bad that he just recently left his job? He held on as long as he could because of finances but reached the breaking point. Also, he has been on social security for about four years. Had to take early due to health. He is 69 now. Is he likely to qualify for SSDI?

Thanks

Kate

Kate...I'm going through this now for cardiac issues. I started collecting regular SSA retirement in January at age 65 and someone told me I should file for SSDI because, if approved, it would increase your husband's retirement income as if he retired at full retirement age (probably 66). In my case I'm looking at maybe a couple of hundred bucks a month extra. Unfortunately, since he is getting regular retirement, he can't apply on-line. He has to go to your local office.

It would be well worth it to apply soonest. My local office told me it can take 6 months for a decision.

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