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70 Percent TDIU Permanent


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Hello,

 

I am currently 70% TDIU (since February of 2016).  Apparently the VA changed me to a Permanent status (am eligible for CH. 35, ChampVA, and dental through the VA), I was never sent anything saying Permanent and Total or eligible for Ch 35 etc.  I found out last month when I went to get plates for my new vehicle and they contacted the county veteran's office who told them I was permanent (saying nothing but total).  I talked to the county veterans office and they had me fill out an app for Champ VA because they saw in the VA's systems that no further exams are required and they wern't sure if it was P&T or just permanent.  Ebenefits letter says not permanent and totally disable.  Today I received a letter from the VA with my benefits and ratings and where it would say about being Permanent and Totally Disabled it says "Are you considered to be permamentally disabled due to your service connected disabilities:  Yes at 70%.

So I have established ChampVA/CH 35, dental etc eligibility.

But does that mean I am P&T?  DO I qualify for ID card, space A travel etc? 

If not P&T from my understanding the VA doesn't have just a permanent its either P&T or not, and also wouldn't be eligible for ChampVA, dental, or ch 35. 

 

Any help is appreciated.

 

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28 minutes ago, shrekthetank1 said:

because you are considered permanently disabled.  You do not need to be 100% to get it

You are considered to be 100% with your TDIU.  with being P&T you get all the benefits.  

 

This is from the ChampVA VA website....

Am I eligible for health care through CHAMPVA?

You may only be eligible for health care through CHAMPVA if you don’t qualify for TRICARE and at least one of the descriptions listed below is true for you.

At least one of these must be true. You’re:

  • The spouse or child of a Veteran who’s been rated permanently and totally disabled for a service-connected disability by a VA regional office, or
  • The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who died from a VA-rated service-connected disability, or
  • The surviving spouse or child of a Veteran who was at the time of death rated permanently and totally disabled from a service-connected disability, or
  • The surviving spouse or child of a service member who died in the line of duty, not due to misconduct (in most of these cases, family members qualify for TRICARE, not CHAMPVA).

A service-connected disability is a disability that we’ve concluded was caused—or made worse—by the Veteran’s active-duty service. A permanent disability is one that’s not expected to improve.

Note: A Veteran who’s the qualifying CHAMPVA sponsor for their family may also qualify for the VA health care program based on their own Veteran status. If 2 spouses are both Veterans who qualify as CHAMPVA sponsors for their family, they both may now qualify for CHAMPVA benefits. Each time they need medical care, they may choose to get care through the VA health care program or using their CHAMPVA coverage.

and from the ch 35 VA website

Am I eligible for education benefits?

You may be eligible for VA education benefits (Chapter 35 benefits) if you’re the child or spouse of a service member and one of the descriptions listed below is true of the service member.

One of these must be true. The service member:

  • Died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001, or
  • Is missing in action or was captured in the line of duty by a hostile force, or
  • Was detained (held) by force while in the line of duty by a foreign government or power, or
  • Is in the hospital or getting outpatient treatment for a service-connected permanent and total disability, and is likely to be discharged for that disability. A service-connected permanent and total disability is a disability resulting from your service that doesn’t go away.

You may be eligible for VA education benefits (Chapter 35 benefits) if you’re the child or spouse of a Veteran and one of the descriptions listed below is true of the Veteran.

One of these must be true. The Veteran:

  • Is permanently and totally disabled due to a service-connected disability, or
  • Died while on active duty or as a result of a service-connected disability

If you’re a dependent who doesn’t meet the above criteria, you may still qualify for VA education benefits if the Veteran or service member transferred some or all of their Post-9/11 GI Bill entitlement to you while they were on active duty.
Learn about transferred benefits

They both mention being P&T but nothing on a rating. 

So I can get how someone with a 70% TDIU rating can be eligible if they are P&T, the problem is I have no idea if I am or not since I have a letter downloaded from ebenefits saying I am not P&T, another letter from the VA saying I am just permanent, and am eligible for the other benefits. 

 

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2 minutes ago, shrekthetank1 said:

This is confusing.  If I were you I would call the 800 number tomorrow and then call the Whitehouse hotline and see if they can give any input.  As they are contradicting themselves.  

Yea so I have no friggin idea, what my status is.  I tried calling the 800 number today and got the run around. 

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Yes, you are p and T, yes you are eligible for Champva, and virtually all the other 100 percent P and T benefits.  

Dont worry about ebenefits.  Its not up to date or accurate.  

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