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Hello all,

I've been a big fan of this site and would like to thank all for the great insights pertaining to all.

My questions follows..

I filed a NOD in receipt on July 30th 2018 as va.gov showed. It was for a DRO review. I filed for 3 contentions for increase and TDIU. Which always shows as 2 different claims on VA.GOV site.

My current rating before NOD was at 90%. For total of 12 rated issues.

Recently this week showed up on VA.gov and ebenefits as granted 100 TDIU but on ebene I did the math..

50%, 10%x5, 20%x4, 30%x2.. This should add up to 95% which makes it 100 schedular so I thought... Below are what I saw from ebene. I'm just confused coz if 100 by schedular the TDIU should be moot.. Also, my disability on ebene shows 100 disabled. I want to have 100 schedular. Haven't received the brown envelope yet with decision letter. No retro pay yet.

I'm bad at pasting all info from ebene on this post...

Ebene benefit summary breaks down with checks:

1. You have one or more serv related disabilities. YES

2. Your combined serv connected disabilities are 100%.

3. Your current monthly award is:  effective date of last change amount and date.. $4158.32 / 12/01/2019.

4. You are being paid at 100% due to your unemployability due to your service disability. YES

5. You are considered t&p so let due to your serv connection. Effective dates of your T&P disability dates are 10/07/2017.

6. You are being paid SMC due to your service type severity..etc... YES

Everything here looks like tdiu 100 but my total math on my ebene shows 95 which us 100. My retro is another thing..if schedular..it seems as since my increase on the NOD was effective on 11/27/2019 that made me 100 by va math and the TDIU stated above was for 10/07/2017 effective.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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What does your benefit letter day, that you can Print from ebenefits under documents? 

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Ebene benefit letter states.

Gross and net pay same..$4158.32

Effective date: Dec 1st, 2019

Combines Evaluation: 100 percent

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Ebene benefit letter states.

Gross and net pay same..$4158.32

Effective date: Dec 1st, 2019

Combines Evaluation: 100 percent

 

My DRO appeal was in receipt on 07/30/2018.. It just closes with decision on 02/21/2020.. Never received a phone call or any letters..Just not sure if it's schedular or tdiu..but all signs looks to be tdiu...just weird how my disabilities adds up to 95 and shows 100 which I thought to be schedular. 

For those in dro appeal as me maybe curious of timeline..

I did a c&p exam as soon as I filedmy NOD..very shortly afterwards.

Had a favorable exam with a va Examiner who spent a lot of time talking and giving me his phone# if I ever needed help filling out any forms.. It was mainly increase my back and diabetes increase.. I was really low balled prev with only 10% for my back by my Examiner.. Now only increased to 20 but its hard to get 40 now with all the rom and difficult criteria.

Wish I knew how to post my c&p exam on here to help anyone with similar issues.

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Which VA benefit letter are you printing? Is it there one sheet you can pick what you want to print with check boxes? If so, use that one and sender all the boxes. If it looks close to this you are scheduler.i have dependents so my amounts are slightly different than yours.

 

 

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Yes.. Same letter just different amt and dates..

 

 

 

Ebene benefit letter states.

Gross and net pay same..$4158.32

Effective date: Dec 1st, 2019

Combines Evaluation: 100 percent

 

My DRO appeal was in receipt on 07/30/2018.. It just closes with decision on 02/21/2020.. Never received a phone call or any letters..Just not sure if it's schedular or tdiu..but all signs looks to be tdiu...just weird how my disabilities adds up to 95 and shows 100 which I thought to be schedular. 

For those in dro appeal as me maybe curious of timeline..

I did a c&p exam as soon as I filedmy NOD..very shortly afterwards.

Had a favorable exam with a va Examiner who spent a lot of time talking and giving me his phone# if I ever needed help filling out any forms.. It was mainly increase my back and diabetes increase.. I was really low balled prev with only 10% for my back by my Examiner.. Now only increased to 20 but its hard to get 40 now with all the rom and difficult criteria.

Wish I knew how to post my c&p exam on here to help anyone with similar issues.

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