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It looks like my battle with the VA has finally come to an end. I never gave up fighting. I was recently granted service connection for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at 50% at the regional office level. This now puts me at a combined "90% Schedular with TDIU." That was the last claim that I had pending with the VA. The VA has also sent me several additional forms with my award letter that I was not expecting. These forms are as follows:

1. VA Form 21-8760: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR VETERANS WITH SERVICE-CONNECTED PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY

2. VA Form 22-5490: DEPENDENTS’ APPLICATION FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFITS (Under Provisions of chapters 33 and 35, of title 38 U.S.C.)

3. VA Form 21-686c: NOTICE TO BENEFICIARY / CLAIMANT REGARDING THE INFORMATION AND EVIDENCE NEEDED TO SUPPORT A CLAIM FOR ADDITIONAL BENEFITS FOR A DEPENDENT OR TO REMOVE A DEPENDENT FROM AN AWARD

Note: The application form is also attached with my award letter: “APPLICATION REQUEST TO ADD AND/OR REMOVE DEPENDENTS”

4. VA Form 21-8764: DISABILITY COMPENSATION AWARD ATTACHMENT IMPORTANT INFORMATION

5. Fraud Prevention: Protect Your Benefits Form

Does this mean that they awarded me P&T? I am completely exhausted after this six year and two month battle and would like to take a short vacation from the VA claims process (mostly to focus on my health and have some semblance of a life). Fear not, I will continue to contribute to this website as much as my disabilities allow me to do so. I am eternally grateful to everyone on this forum and the priceless knowledge that is on Hadit.com. I will definitely be donating here again in the near future. Thanks again to everyone who contributes to this website. You guys are the real heroes!

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It looks like my battle with the VA has finally come to an end. I never gave up fighting. I was recently granted service connection for Obstructive Sleep Apnea at 50% at the regional office level. Thi

Congratulations!    Most decisions, rather than come right out and say "You are permanent and Total", use phrases like "No additional exams are scheduled", and more importantly, "Entitlement to D

20 minutes ago, LightofSolitude said:

1. VA Form 21-8760: ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR VETERANS WITH SERVICE-CONNECTED PERMANENT AND TOTAL DISABILITY

2. VA Form 22-5490: DEPENDENTS’ APPLICATION FOR VA EDUCATION BENEFITS (Under Provisions of chapters 33 and 35, of title 38 U.S.C.)

These two points prove that VA considers you as TDIU P & T.

You can go to ebenefits and go to documents create a letter and print up your disability letter for your personal copy. 

Congratulations!! 

HEY, CHRISTMAS CAME EARLY 

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Yes!!! Congrats for not giving up and pushing thru it. Long battle, but you got it.  Take a little time off and come back to help others!

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1 hour ago, pacmanx1 said:

You can go to ebenefits and go to documents create a letter and print up your disability letter for your personal copy.

Thanks for the info! I actually just created an eBenefits account and navigated to the generate letters section. At the bottom of the benefits summary it states the following:

"You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service connected disabilities: "No"

But then it has a checkbox to the left of that statement where I can uncheck it and not include that in the letter being generated. Very strange. I know eBenefits has a history of being inaccurate and it seems weird to me that VA would send me all those additional forms with my award letter if I wasn't actually P&T. The date on my award letter was October 14th 2020, so maybe it hasn't updated in eBenefits yet? 

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