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I just received an increase to 50% for my migraine headaches (Thank you Dr. Valette) in June 2020 and TDIU in July, effective date for both is March 11, 2014.
My questions are:
1. Am I correct that the VA subtracts the amount I was rated at in 2014 from the total amount of my migraine/TDIU retroactive pay?
2. What do I do, if no matter how I calculate my retro (calculated using past VA Compensation charts and a few online back pay calculators) the VA past-due is amount is wrong?
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Aug 11 2020
Hello everyone, I just received an increase to 50% for my migraine headaches (Thank you Dr. Valette) in June 2020 and TDIU in July, effective date for both is March 11, 2014. My questions ar
Jamezam You subtract your old rate from your new rate times the number of months per year. You have to look up each year's new rates of course. For example say you went from 30% to 50%,so lets say in
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