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Disability claim - TBI specific

Discussion in 'Military' started by Kwikvette, Jun 15, 2019.

  1. Mar 23, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    shane100700

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    I can attest to that as I wear them.
     
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  2. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:30 PM
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    Service Connected ... hearing loss and/or tinnitus should be an easy 10% claim. Just document everything and be persistent with the VA.
     
  3. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:35 PM
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    Read a few pages back lol I mentioned getting 10% tinnitus
     
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  4. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:38 PM
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    ...^^^... At 90% you should file for TDIU (Total Disability Individual Unemployability) ... if you cant't work and you will be paid at the 100% rate.

    You can actually - successfully file for TDIU at a disability rating as low as 60%.
     
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  5. Mar 23, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    ...^^^.. Ok ... Sorry I missed it ... I "top read" these posts just like the VA "top reads" compensation claims. lol .. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. Mar 23, 2020 at 7:06 PM
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    I said this a page back. :D:boink:
     
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  7. Mar 23, 2020 at 7:08 PM
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    I will look into it thank you for the ideas. All input is appreciated.
     
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  8. Apr 3, 2020 at 8:30 PM
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    somebody else may have already said this in a prior post so sorry if I'm repeating something. I was denied for TBI for years and finally last fall i was given a rating. I think your best bet is gather any medical documentation you have, get sworn statements from buddies who were present, and get your primary care doctor to give you an exam. Its a huge pain in the ass but worth it. I was a combat engineer and was in several blasts in afghanistan and provided LODs related to those. If you got an LOD that will def help out.
     
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  9. Apr 3, 2020 at 10:24 PM
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    That's absolutely shitty to hear that you had to go through such a hassle for shit you experienced.

    For me, I got it right away. No denial, nothing.

    I don't know if it was due to the pictures I sent or my MOS, combat tours, or w.e. but I did my claim online with nothing more than my own statements and pics.

    If anyone is having issues, I do hope they find the answers in this thread, otherwise no I'm good. Got my 70%
     
  10. Apr 4, 2020 at 5:12 AM
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    It seems like the VA is really inconsistent with how they do ratings! Several guys I deployed with got a tbi rating straight out the gate. I had the same issue with ptsd. One doctor told me if i didn’t kill somebody or see somebody get killed then I can’t have ptsd. I guess two ied strikes on my truck, pulling buddies out of blown up trucks, civilians getting injured doesn’t count :confused:
     
  11. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:25 AM
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    If you have a rating and are looking for an increase give them a call. They will do the documentation and doctor visits and you submit the packet to the VA. It aint cheap. It ran about $1800 total. I was 70% and now am 100% total and permanent. My body is a train wreck and this definitely helps.
     
  12. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:29 AM
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    a lot of the doctors at the VA are clowns. One told me non of my issues were service connected and were all due to my childhood lmao. :confused:
     
  13. Apr 5, 2020 at 8:32 AM
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    The VA appears to have shut this kind of thing down last week. They no longer publish blank DBQs on their website. You can still attempt it with letters though. A big reason they did this is because fraud was so high.
     
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    Everything is digital. Has been for a while. Just throwing an option out there that worked for me and a number of my friends. You have to make your own decision. The phone call is free. I got mine, just trying to help out others who are in the same frustrating boat taking on water.
     
  15. Apr 5, 2020 at 9:20 AM
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    I know how it works and that you’re trying to help. I just wanted to point out that as of April 2, you can’t use private DBQs anymore.

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    Bummer. There has to be a work around
     
  17. Apr 5, 2020 at 10:09 AM
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    Like @Boyk1182 said, it's to prevent, or at least limit, the fraud.

    I personally know of one person that shouldn't be entitled to the benefits he is receiving.
     
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    So here’s my story. It took me 10 years but I received a rating of 40%. It was a start,the foundation. I had two items in my record the rest were ancillary after. Had to do with diving duty in conditions I was put under. Everybody’s put under conditions in the military as we all know. But after the conditions worsened I put in more information into my initial claim and received a 70% rating which is where I’m at now. It’s a very hard road you have to be persistent. I did all of it on my own there was no help from any veteran organization due to the fact they were overworked over swamped and couldn’t help me. I also had issues with things that were coming up later on after I retired in 06. Thankfully my VA doc was able to help by writing the diagnosis correctly so the VA would interpret that as an actual issue instead of some vague assessment. That’s the problem right there. If you have a civilian doctor or a VA doc or a Military doctor make sure the diagnosis is written in a format the VA will except. That seems to be the worst common problem. Also you can always revisit initial claim and through drop-down menus add additional problems as you progress that will also be looked at and additional percentages given for. I hope this helps it’s a long journey brothers but never quit. Vets take care of vets.
     
  19. Apr 5, 2020 at 10:11 AM
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    A very well written letter from a doctor is the best thing. You’ll have to make sure all of what is required for a rating is captured in the letter, but it’s definitely possible.
     
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    Fuck him whocares. Concentrate on you. Wasting energy on chasing posers and blue falcons takes time off your life. We dont have much left.
     
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