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Unemployability, Am I Worthy?

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vietvet

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Hello fellow Vets:

I would greatly appreciate any feedback.

70% = 30 ptsd, 20 diabetes, 10,10,10,10 bilateral upper and lower diabetic neuropathy, also bilateral cataracts 0, 10 tinnitus

I was denied UI; this was the statement of the examiner

On my C&P VA Examiner stated: that my diabetic peripheral neuropathy impacts my ability to work; however in her description she wrote that I can do sedentary work and moderate physical labor, but that I would have difficulty doing fine motor motor skills, that require touch sensations- the same skills required of a letter carrier (I was a city carrier for 17 years); also stated bilateral hand weakness on her report.

I've sent off a NOD with help from a veteran service officer, including a IMO from a primary care physician.

 

 

 

 

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You have "cast the bread on the waters", now it's a matter of waiting to see what happens!

I don't know if you have or applied for SSDI. In court, an SSDI determination has weight.

The VA RO's seem to have a habit of ignoring such things!

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Sorry to hear of the bad news, but VA is looking at the fact that you have such low %s, basically stating to them that you are not fully disabled in their Opinion. You need to get an IMO to state that your SC disabilities keep you from both Physical and Secondary work. Do you collect SSDI, and have you been to Vocation Rehab yet? If you collect SSDI for you SC issues that would help, also if you have seen Voc Rehab and they denied you, then that would help as well. Good luck and keep us posted

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Vietvet, here are the basic rating requirements for TDIU,

"Total disability ratings for compensation may be assigned, where the schedular rating is less than total, when the disabled person is unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation as a result of service- connected disabilities.  If a claimant has only one such disability, the disability must be rated at 60 percent or more, and that, if the claimant has two or more disabilities, at least one disability must be rated at 40 percent or more, with sufficient additional disability ratings to bring the combined rating to 70 percent or more."

Since your rating is a combined rating, the VA normally requires that one of your conditions be rated at least 40% in order to consider you for TDIU. Any chance of getting a rating increase on your PTSD? 

 

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Thank you all.

My diabetes and bilateral neuropathy are 60+ with bilateral calculations, so I have the required %.

Retired 4 yrs. ago, difficulty in walking the route also casing.....

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Thank you all.

My diabetes and bilateral neuropathy are 60+ with bilateral calculations, so I have the required %.

Retired 4 yrs. ago, difficulty in walking the route also casing.....

i believe its 40 percent for one disability, like i am 40 percent for my back.

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