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Smirak

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I swear I looked in the pinned post, but I guess I didn't see anything, or it wasn't clear.  I am ready to file a claim for TDIU.  Currently at 90% combined with 70% of that being PTSD.  So, I meet the 70/60/40 rule since one of my ratings is greater than 60%.  Also, I have been fired from 2 jobs within the past year, and most recently, it was due to (my thoughts) my PTSD (we have filed a complaint with EEOC for that as well) because I missed too much work for doctors appointments and such.

Background out of the way now...

Is there a "How to file TDIU for Dummies" guide somewhere around here?  Last claim I filed was on ebenefits, but as I understand that has now moved to VA.gov?  I need to know where to start. I already have all my civilian medical records, I have letters from doctors/friends/family stating how it impacts my ability to work.  I do not have a vocational letter (is this needed?).  I need to put myself out there and go ahead and call me stupid, but where do I start?  

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Kevin

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I usually take my evidence right to the local VARO and get singed copies of every thing I give them.  The VA has lost every thing I have given them at least once.  I tried to hand carry things with the VA.  Can you imagine their mail room?  These people could give a sh*t less if your claim is lost or denied.

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