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AB8 wrong percentage / right dollar amount?

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Hey guys,

‘so I’ve had a claim in since November for an increase and a new claim. It’s currently at PDA. I checked my AB8 just out of curiosity and impatience. The percentage is lower then I had before but the monthly dollar amount is still the same as before. Is this common? I know everyone will say wait for the BBE but I just couldn’t help myself. I read the notes from the comp and penn and one additional rating that I should be getting will move me up, that’s IF they used the bilateral factor for my sciatica nerves. I’m already rated for back with secondary ratings for both left and right nerves.

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steve

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COULD BE A TYPO ERROR???

you need to check it out  because if you owe the VA they will come after you for it. and yes reduse you back down to 0%  it would cause you all kinds of problems.

 

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The disabilities section on ebenefits shows the same total rating and individual rating as before. The AB8 just shows a lower percentage But my dollar amount is the same. Meaning the dollar amount reflects my disabilities page. Maybe since my claim is at the PDA stage they are adjusting my claim or just haven’t put in the correct percentage yet. I’m sure it’s possible, just wasn’t sure if this has happened to others before.

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Don't kmow if this is the case for you, however....

I am 70% Schedular, yet 100% for TDIU and T&P. My AB8 letter states, that i am at 70%, yet i receive the dollar amount as someone is 100%.... two different numbers but still meams i get paid at 100%, so, maybe they have updated your Schedular Percentages ONLY so far, just a guess on my part since i have very little info to go on...

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