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Received P&T Unemployability. Should I appeal 70% Rating?


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Last week, I was awarded P&T TDIU for a claim that was previously awarded 70% mental health disability rating.  Should I now appeal the 70% mental health rating?  The word "total" is difference between a 70% and 100% mental health rating, as I read the information. Is P&T unemployable possibly considered as a 100% disability rating?

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If you have TDIU  P&T you will be paid at the 100%.  You are considered permanently and totally disabled for VA benefits.  Do you think you can get 100% schedular?  I had 70% TDIU for years. I was lucky to get it considering what asses  the VA can be.  If you have the evidence to get 100% schedular.  Do you want to go back to work at some level.  If so then 100% is much better than TDIU.  You might take a  breather since you are now P&T.

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We need more information. Not sure if you are trying to get 100% for a mental health disorder/disability or you are trying to get 100% combined with other disabilities. P & T is Permanent and Total which means that your current level of disabilities are not likely to improve for the rest of your life. 

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My concerns relate to benefits, such as SSDI, county property taxes and disabled veteran license plate.  The applications state that the veteran must be 100% permanently and totally disabled.  I'm worried that even though my TDIU is P&T, and I am paid at the 100% level, my actual service-connected rating is not 100%.

I'm worried that the agencies will not see me as 100% rated...

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Aggravating  Log onto Va.gov and scroll down to the "letters" section. Print a copy of your benefits letter and just bring it down to the county (or town's ) assessors office and ask them. It is that simple. What works in one jurisdiction might not fly in another. 

 

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