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TDIU P&T, can you get much higher?



Morning folks, hope all is well.

Got a veteran who was just awarded TDIU P&T, and one of his conditions used for that TDIU is PTSD which was previously rated at 70%.


Q. Can that PTSD be used as a precursor to obtain a SINGLE 100% scheduler rating, thus opening the door for seeking SMCs?

The veteran has a few other conditions that are not included in the TDIU for which a 60% rating is achievable in order to qualify for SMCs.


It's my understanding that the entire TDIU award in itself DOES NOT count as a SINGLE condition-100% that's required to file for SMCs.



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Just now, Mr cue said:

U can't be tdiu and have a 100 percent rating.

If you get a 100 percent rating while you are tdiu.

The tdiu is gone you Are 100 percent.


Who are you asking? Me? Yes, I am rated 100% now. I was getting paid at SMC rate BEFORE I was scheduler, when I HAD a TDIU rating, and OTHER conditions that = above 60%. After my scheduler rate went to 100% on its own TDIU was removed. 

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@broken, yes you can have a 100% scheduler included in TDIU.


You ask for and receive an increase for one of your IU  conditions that adds up to 100%.


A month or two later the VA then "converts" your TDIU into 100% scheduler.

Happened to my brother. He was TDIU(90% scheduler), asked for and got one of his conditions that was in IU increased to 100%, and two months later he was 100% scheduler, and the TDIU went away.



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12 minutes ago, allansc2005 said:

@Buck, and contrary to popular belief, you CAN have ONE Scheduler rating at 100% and still be TDIU P&T.


That 100% I just mentioned is NOT moot, and can still fall under TDIU.

If your 100%scheduler  then that's what your rating is, if your rating is  TDIU P&Tunder the 100% rate then that's what your rating is   and your percent rating is under the 100% rating 

  This is what TDIU IS FOR its for Veterans that do not meet the 100% scheduler rating  but their disability is so server it keeps this Veteran from finding any employment but his disability does not render the 100% scheduler.  (The #1 reason for the TDIU...SO ACTUALLY ITS A GOOD THING FOR THE VETERAN.

A Veteran can't have both ratings at the same time   its either TDIU OR 100%Scheduler

The only down side of being TDIU is your not suppose to work  vs a 100% scheduler Veteran who can work. 

In my opinion that's not fair  it should be equal  but at the same time the TDIU veterans disability did not render the 100% rating  but being paid at the 100% rate  so that's a good thing.

It kept my family from starving and a place to live.

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