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I got the iris report today they have made a descion on my appeal at the ro said 30 days for letter. called the dav and was told that the my appeal has descion made on the 20th dav said not in the computer if it was good or bad. All it said they were finished with my appeal. Also called the 1-800 number same answer. The IU claim is not done yet said the appeal first since I am only 50%. dav rep said I should get 70% but I dont believe it until I see It in writing. So I waite

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I got the iris report today they have made a descion on my appeal at the ro said 30 days for letter. called the dav and was told that the my appeal has descion made on the 20th dav said not in the computer if it was good or bad. All it said they were finished with my appeal. Also called the 1-800 number same answer. The IU claim is not done yet said the appeal first since I am only 50%. dav rep said I should get 70% but I dont believe it until I see It in writing. So I waite

Our situation is similar as you know and I wish you very good luck. I filed my appeal in September along with IU as you did. When did you file yours and did the DAV guy say anything about you getting IU with a possible 70% rating? I also filed other claims and they won`t look at my darn appeal until they are decided.

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Did you have your IRIS answered by email or letter. I have sent 3 or 4 IRIS questions and have never got an answer by email.

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Iris through email they always answer me usally within 3 hours. they said appeal is done but dont know the outcome yet va said I should get it in 30 days. since you are at 50% they will do your appeal first before iu we must get atleast 70% to get the iu that is why they will deciede your appeal first. dav guy said I should get 70% and then my iu. but untill i see it in writting i dont take it to serious.

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Our situation is similar as you know and I wish you very good luck. I filed my appeal in September along with IU as you did. When did you file yours and did the DAV guy say anything about you getting IU with a possible 70% rating? I also filed other claims and they won`t look at my darn appeal until they are decided.

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I filled my iu in july. In my opion you should have waited to file your other claims after you appeal was done you have very strong evidence like me. I believe since they are going to do your other claims before your appeal it is going to drag it out longer. and they are going to send you to another c&p exam like me. I know you had one not to long ago but I was told when you file for increase or appeal for ptsd they want another c&p. they are looking at ptsd closley. And if you get 70% for ptsd and the evidence you got you will get iu. I know some will say to file a claim for everthing but when you have a appeal going it can slow the process even more. but I dont believe what IRIS says either its the same as calling the 1-800 number. waiting is the hardest when you know your going to get what you deserve. good luck I appealed my 50% 2 years ago and was turned down 2 times for increase now I have very strong evidence and am very confendent I will get 70% and iu.

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You know I filed a CUE claim and then filed some claims for secondary conditions for my Agent Orange DMII. They are holding everything up while they decide if they are going to send me for C&P exams for the DMII conditions. This seems dumb because the CUE has nothing to do with the DMII and requires nothing except a review of what is in the record. I think if you have a major cliam in like for IU just ride with it until you get that in the bag and then you can start on all the other things. Really the next goal might be for P&T because that means more benefits and takes the pressure off from being dragged in for another exam in two years. If you are granted IU and denied Chapter 35 appeal that and ask for the P&T benefits. This is how I did it and I got P&T in about a year after my IU. This has saved me thousands on my property tax.

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John,

My husband applied for IU. Do you know if the veteran shows such a disabilitating picture to the VA will they automatically apply the P&T rating instead even if you did not ask for it? This is what we are hoping for. Because of the benefits. If not, once we receive the rating we will have to apply for it.

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You know I filed a CUE claim and then filed some claims for secondary conditions for my Agent Orange DMII. They are holding everything up while they decide if they are going to send me for C&P exams for the DMII conditions. This seems dumb because the CUE has nothing to do with the DMII and requires nothing except a review of what is in the record. I think if you have a major cliam in like for IU just ride with it until you get that in the bag and then you can start on all the other things. Really the next goal might be for P&T because that means more benefits and takes the pressure off from being dragged in for another exam in two years. If you are granted IU and denied Chapter 35 appeal that and ask for the P&T benefits. This is how I did it and I got P&T in about a year after my IU. This has saved me thousands on my property tax.
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I think it depends on the age of the veteran even though it is not supposed to be a factor. Older vets find it easier to get P&T. I think it depends on the total disability picture as well. Common sense tells you that a 60 year old vet with severe PTSD is probably never going to work again, whereas, a 22 year old who is IU may get better during the next 40 years. I don't think anyone knows for sure why some get P&T right away and others have to ask for it or just wait.

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John,

My husband applied for IU. Do you know if the veteran shows such a disabilitating picture to the VA will they automatically apply the P&T rating instead even if you did not ask for it? This is what we are hoping for. Because of the benefits. If not, once we receive the rating we will have to apply for it.

Thanks.

Brandy,

The VA is suppose to look at the overall physical/mental condition and if the veteran presents a dibilatating picture they are suppose to award TDIU without the vet even applying for it. But it seems lately from the posts here on the board that is not happening and the veterans are having to re-apply and wait again for the TDIU.

If you file now before it is rated I was told it would add about 2 months to the rating process. If you wait until after your rated it could be another 6 months for them to consider the TDIU. (it is a dilema) for sure.

My husband added the TDIU about 4 months after filing his claim. Once he filed for SSDI he filed for TDIU. It probably added to the VARO rating time, but at least it is before them and in the mean time he got awarded his SSDI and we sent to VA copies of the SSA award.

Hopefully the VA will consider your husbands overall "condition" and do their job.

Good Luck to you guys,

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Brandy,

I miss read. Sorry. I think it reamins the same thing. They are suppose to look at the big picture. We didn't file for P&T either. If and when we get the rating, (our claim is supposed to be at the rating board now) we'll see what they do. We have a son that is a high school senior, it sure would help for the Chapter 35 benefits for his education. The way it stands he's thinking about joining the Air Force to earn college money. It is a tough decision for a kid now days with IRAQ and all.

I sure have many mixed feelings about him joining the service. (anyway another topic for another day)

P&T is pretty obvious if the vet is on SSDI. Bet then again the VA doesn't seem to handle the obvious very well either. I sure hope you guys and us guys don't have to wait for the P&T. It sounds like we are at about the same spot in the VA benefits maze B)

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If you get SSDI you have to be careful that the VA does not attempt to blame your IU status on some non service connected disability that is part of your SSDI award. I had SSDI for about 2 years before I got IU P&T. I had to fight for each award including the IU and then the P&T. Just remember the VA is looking for loopholes to deny your IU or 100% so don't give them any information that can easily be slanted to shoot down the fact your IU must be due soley to service connected condition. You should get the benefit of doubt if their is confusion about what is SC and not SC but you know the VA will take the low road and try to deny.

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The Iris system and the 800 # are both totally unreliable. You can be told anything and everything the particular operator cares to tell you at the time. You can call one day and get the complete opposite

information the very next day!

I'm convinced both of these are in place for the the VARO's to make more plausible their fairy tale of helping keep us Vets informed of how "hard they are "working"

I'm an 80%er who has also been on SSDI for over five years. This all for service connected heart problems.

A virtual SLAM DUNK!

My claim for TDIU has been languishing at the VARO in Houston since July. I "Irised" in mid October and was told my claim had been decided and that I would notified by mail within 10 days to two weeks. November 15th I Irised again and was told the claim had been sent back to the raters on 11 November. Its now Christmas and still NOTHING!

Now what could be easier than an SC claim filling all the requirements( 70 and 40% and service connected) and with an applicant who even Social Security warranted hadnt been able to work for five plus years? No employers to call , no schedules to interpret, current SSDI on hand and still unable to get this now totally simplified process done on a timely basis!

By the way even tho my claim easily met the requirements of "inference" for TDIU , this was not recognized by the VARO , not even to the extent of including the proper claim form!

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