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    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
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  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Amazing Becky

FDC 4 TDIU is C&P exam necessary

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The Baltimore RO received my IU claim on 04/30/2019. It’s is an FDC and includes a DBQ from my therapist. Will I still need a c&p exam?The last one was done in 2016 and it was brutal. I’m hoping to avoid a repeat. Right now my claim is in Initial review. Has anyone had a claim that jumped from the Initial Review to Prep for Decision approval and how long did the whole process take?

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10 hours ago, Amazing Becky said:

need clarificatio

@Amazing Becky

I hate to answer this but the reality is no one can provide absolute clarification on why the VA says or does anything.

Claims will bounce back and forth, and @Blessed is correct in telling you to get a hobby besides checking Ebennies.  If you must check it, limit yourself to once a day or at a max twice a day (once in the morning and once in the evening. NO MORE).

as for what it could mean

Because the claims were opened so close to each other, and the first one was for increase/IU, it makes sense to wait. Imagine the paperwork and the hard feelings if veterans got piecemeal results in a situation like yours.

I know without a doubt you have thought about all the combinations of "what if" scenarios, so you understand that the results of the first "might" be affected by the second.

I am unclear if you ever found out what that mystery claim was specifically for. I know you asked if they would use the same C&P but what exactly is the second claim for?

Every claim potentially affects every other claim. The claim for increase/IU for PTSD might have taken you from 50 to 70 percent w/ I U granted or denied. That second claim (whatever it is for) might have taken you to 90 (I have no idea, that is just a number to throw out there) and that might change the decision on IU.

I am sorry I cannot give you a more solid answer and I despise the 'hurry up and wait' situation.

Keep your chin up, breathe, the results will come when the come.

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So my former B more office burned you?! Becky buckle up I'm about to tell you how getting "burned" turned into being "Blessed!!" Drs are SHOCKED when I tell this story. I fell down gorgeous DC museum cobblestone steps in tourist VOMIT! Yes you have my permission to laugh!! Haha I laid there crying in pain screaming for help. A museum volunteer found me! I had him go alert my coworkers asap! Firefighters ambulance my coworkers etc were there FAST! I thought I was paralyzed from the neck down(Firefighter had me move  toes I think to test)! My daughters were going off at GW hospital seeing me covered in vomit barely moving.Well OWCP DENIED THE CLAIM!!  EVEN THE MUSEUM FED OFFICERS WERE SHOCKED AND GAVE ME REPORT TO FIGHT!! To this day WRITING THE  OBAMA WH GOT THAT MONEY RELEASED!!!!!!! Claimed my Dr did bad report...MAYBE HE SPELLED VOMIT WRONG!! HAHAHA My agency swore up and down my OPM FERS disability wouldn't be approved so 8 months later (I was still out of office) she delighted in DENIAL!! I read it noticed my slick agency removed all evidence that helped me so I submitted all missing medicals(got expert report as well) 45 days later APPROVED!! I had the funds to hire a great lawyer BUT GETTING BURNED FUELED MY ANGER TO WIN!! I still remember the sad look on experts face when he said "What law firm do I submit my bill?" I pulled out MY CHECKBOOK!! BOOM

Because VA knew my face was partially paralyzed from rare tumor and I've been through enough IU P&T WAS EASILY GRANTED AFTER SUBMITTING OPM APPROVAL AND MEDICALS!!

So take getting BURNED AS FUEL!!! GOOD LUCK......

 

 

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14 minutes ago, Amazing Becky said:

@Blessed @GeekySquid thanks for the encouragement.

I wish I could offer more or at least more solid answers and encouragement.

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