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Does date for 10 year mark for permanent SC status run from application decision/award date?



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1 hour ago, slangpdx said:

I was awarded 70% SC on Feb 18, 2011.

It would be 2011: 5, 10, 20 years after your effective date if you are looking for protection.

If you are looking for P & T, that can be awarded at any time. When I was award 100% schedular, VA awarded me P & T in the same rating decision. 

If your medical records show that your condition is permanent, then you can request VA award you P & T but make sure your treating doctors agree and it is in your treating notes.

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I do believe that it goes by the effective date.  

I will admit that the OP (ORIGINAL POST) is kind of confusing, but each rating decision would begin the start of the clock for protection.  That means if a veteran began applying for disability in 2010 and his/her claim was rated in 2010 than his/her effective date would be in 2010 but the OP did not state that.  The OP stated that he was awarded 70% in 2011 and that would be the beginning of his/her protection.

Keep in mind that just because a veteran files a claim in 2010 that does not guarantee that his/her effective date would be ion 2010.


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The 20 Year Rule For VA Disability Ratings 

If a service-connected VA disability has been continuously rated at or above a certain rating percentage for 20 years or more, the VA is prohibited from reducing the rating below that level. The only exception for this rule is if the VA discovers that the rating was based on fraud. For example, a veteran has been rated at 50% for PTSD for over 20 years. 


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