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P&T from IU yes or no?

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I was just granted P&T IU at 90% overall. I have not filed for an increase from a 20% DDD. I had 13 level spinal fusion after the 20% was granted. Yes my wife and son now have a chance at champva, yes chapter 35 as well. its been 17 months since surgery and everything seems to be falling apart. upcoming surgery for right and left hip impingement...not yet rated. Lost all hearing in right ear and now 50% in other,...10% hearing loss and 10% tinnitus existing. Chronic pain syndrome well documented in my file..not yet rated. 19" scar down my back painful as heck...not rated......I can use some experienced advice please??

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43 minutes ago, abnrgr88 said:

I was just granted P&T IU at 90% overall. I have not filed for an increase from a 20% DDD

from what you post it sounds like you should be 100% schedular.

A few questions for clarity.

44 minutes ago, abnrgr88 said:

I had 13 level spinal fusion after the 20% was granted.

why haven't you applied for an increase on this?

45 minutes ago, abnrgr88 said:

upcoming surgery for right and left hip impingement...not yet rated.

have you done a c&P on this? if not, why not? have you made the claim already? how long ago?

46 minutes ago, abnrgr88 said:

Lost all hearing in right ear and now 50% in other,...10% hearing loss and 10% tinnitus existing.

do you mean you have an existing 10 and `10 and have been rated at 50%  in left and 100% in right ear?

or do you mean you just cant hear in the left and barely out of the right? have you had a recent c&p for this?

48 minutes ago, abnrgr88 said:

Chronic pain syndrome well documented in my file..not yet rated.

do you have a claim in for this?

48 minutes ago, abnrgr88 said:

19" scar down my back painful as heck...not rated

do you have a claim in for this?

 

I don't mean to sound like I am questioning you, but the details matter.

could you post the latest rating letter? if so make sure to hide any identifying info. also any DBQ's you have completed.

 

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What, exactly, is  your question? 

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well from what geekysquid has said (thankyou btw) i should have already submitted a claim. sorry for not being more clear...even though i have solid ground for increase and secondary claims, i have heard dont rock the boat. to be happy with the IU P&T. 90% should have increased, or it can if i file.  what are your opinions? from what you have seen and heard? thanks again. My hearing was at 10% loss and 10% tinnitus. now it is totally gone in the right and at 50% in the left.

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Its not a 'don't rock the boat thing' I just wasn't clear what you were actually asking. Always file for what you can- if you pass away from a disability your spouse and kids may be eligible to collect your benefit- but only if its documented and payable to you. Berta may have more information on posthumous awards and increases, I know she has been through that with someone. 20% by itself won't bump 90 to 100% schedular but all your stuff together might. If you are 100% by schedule you can work as much as you want, so long as you can tolerate whatever you are doing physically and mentally, while IU is a lot more restricted. 

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roger that. I guess i am worried they will take away existing disabilities. Or, give me 100% overall from 90% and keep me IU. cuz of severity of 13 level spinal fusion....I have solid ground for back increase. from 20% DDD to spinal fusion. Other above mentioned increases as well.

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