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Will SSDI help TDIU go to P&T

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Hi guys. This is just Scenario but could happen to me depending on my claims outlook. Ok here is the question. If you are TDIU and then get approved SSDI for a service connected disability will that help your TDIU go to TDIU P&T.  And if you can get TDIU P&T does that mean the VA can never reduce your benefits. Thank you for your time and input. Bill

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16 minutes ago, wablackwell said:

Hi guys. This is just Scenario but could happen to me depending on my claims outlook. Ok here is the question. If you are TDIU and then get approved SSDI will that help your TDIU go to TDIU P&T.  And if you can get TDIU P&T does that mean the VA can never reduce your benefits. Thank you for your time and input. Bill

Yes, but you may need to request P&T and while TDIU P&T has some protections in place over a 10 & 20 year marks.  It's my opinion to never assume the GOV or VA won't/can't reduce your earned benefits.

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Thanks for the help, so what protection does P&T give you and is the same if you are TDIU P&T or Schedular P&T.

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I have been told by various people in the know that one has nothing to do with the other. My example:

I am currently classified as Unemployable 80 % Service connected for PTSD and Diabetes Type 2. P&T. My SSDI is paying me at the maximum due just for PTSD. The two agencies do not look at what the other is doing.

Just my 38 cents.

Have a good one

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