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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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8 minutes ago, allansc2005 said:

@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.



Thats what I just said. 🧐 I WAS TDIU for one set of things, then I had other ratings that were never part of the initial TDIU at the time granted that ended up making me scheduler 100%, and TDIU went away. 

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This is my last post on this, after consulting both a rater currently working, and another that I know who is retired now but was rating at the time Peake was passed. 

Both of them said the following-  "The Court said that IU qualifies as a single 100 percent disability and that if you have additional disabilities not included in the IU determination that are 60 percent or greater, you qualify for statutory housebound. "

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Thanks Buck, broken and Mr. cue,


I will take these comments, ideas, suggestions, experiences.., to my state director of the American Legion tomorrow, and see if our veterans have been given the correct information as it pertains to IU, SMC, Scheduler..

I have an issue here in my state with AL reps not giving veterans the correct information concerning VA pensions and disabilities.., and hopefully your input with clear up a little of the BIG mess.


Oh, by the way, your input form what I initially asked for was real, I do have a veteran who's getting nothing but pure BS concerning their IU concerns!


Once again, thanks!

Allan 2-2-0 HOOAH!



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Here's what's cool about the VA.  What you need to do is file for it.  You never know what the VA will do with it. 

I don't have a single rating over 30, and from what I find quickly, I do not qualify for TDIU, however, after a deep dive, I could, according to some of the VA achieves I have read.

If you win, you are a winner, yeah,,

If you lose, you can appeal or forget.

If you keep asking questions and don't get an answer that you like, well you just wasted a bunch of time you could have been in the pickle barrel. 

The best EED is yesterday.

Get in the barrel,


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