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#1 John46

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:37 AM

My 1 year convelscent was up in Dec. '11 and I had filed for TDIU. As I had stated from an earlier post that the C&P Dr. had checked the boxes (Knees) that indicated an increase which would put me at 95%. I called the bank and the retro indicated that I have been awarded 100%. Will not know if it is for TDIU or Schedular until the envelope arrives. Thanks to all of you here at Hadit for encouraging
others to never give up.

#2 Philip Rogers

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:42 AM

Good on you, John!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#3 justrluk

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:02 AM

That rocks! Rest easy and let us know what your documents say.

#4 VetsLady

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:23 AM

What a GREAT feeling for you !!!!

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 12:10 PM

Great news John, congradulations.

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 01:45 PM

What great news for you!

#7 Berta

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

This is WOnderful!!!!!

#8 Pete53

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 02:21 PM

Fantastic news and a great way to start Memorial Day Weekend.

Congrats and I am very happy for you.

#9 carlie

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

GREAT NEWS !

#10 Jumpmaster

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:19 PM

John, Congrats! Your win is encouraging. Enjoy your Memorial Day Victory Celebration.

#11 lugnut

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 06:49 PM

Bless you John!! Spend it well. Enjoy your Memorial Day.

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#12 mrs rockman (widow of vet)

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:29 PM

Super News! Congratulations on your win-well deserved!! Just enjoy....!!
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#13 cooter

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 07:55 PM

CONGRATS!!...You finally hit the mile stone. What was the reason for the increase on your knee's?


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#14 John46

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 09:05 PM

I have been 60% (right knee) for about 2 years and finally got the left knee (secondary 30%) about the same time. I have had about 11 surgeries on the right which include 3 TKR and a TKR on the left about a year and half ago. I already had 60% for IHD and an additional 10% in relation to clots related to the knees. At the last C&P the Dr. indicated that the severity of the left knee was equal to the right knee and checked the boxes that matched 60% on the rating schedule. The exam was for TDIU. What was ironic the echo test for the heart indicated that my METS were up which matched 30% (down from 60%) Even if there is a decrease for the heart and if there is an increase on the left knee to 60% I should be awarded 100% schedular but one never knows with the VA.

To anyone who is reading this please don't give up. I have filed and filed to get the left knee secondary and was told by service officers that 60% for a knee condition was virtually impossible. The key is be diligent and determined like a bulldog and pray that you get a good honest C&P Dr. who tells the truth.

I would trade all of it in tomorrow for good health again

#15 midnight340

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

It is so good to hear when someone gets what they are deserving!!! It sounds like you worked hard for this. Way to hang in there through it all.

#16 tanker2

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 10:36 PM

john......wunderbar!! awesome...keep on truckin!

#17 cooter

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Posted 25 May 2012 - 11:00 PM

It'll be even better if they gave you P&T also


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#18 Notorious Kelly

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:16 AM

Bravo, John - way to hang in there! Posted Image

#19 John46

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Posted 26 May 2012 - 01:56 PM

Just went to the mailbox and there it was the most beautiful white envelope that I had ever seen. I tore it open like a kid at Christmas. I saw the words permanent 100% schedular and moot for unemployability. It also contained forms concerning education etc. for dependants. Can't wait to call the number Monday for ChampVa. Thanks to all of you who unknowingly have helped me on this journey.

#20 Tbird

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 03:13 AM

Great News John46! This has to be a great stress reliever for you!

#21 Chuck75

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 04:53 PM

Just went to the mailbox and there it was the most beautiful white envelope that I had ever seen. I tore it open like a kid at Christmas. I saw the words permanent 100% schedular and moot for unemployability. It also contained forms concerning education etc. for dependents. Can't wait to call the number Monday for ChampVa. Thanks to all of you who unknowingly have helped me on this journey.


It seems that this (without reading the exact wording in the letter) is in fact, P&T. The accompanying paperwork should include instructions, etc. to obtain ChampVA for your dependents, life insurance, and educational benefits, as well as how to obtain a "Uniformed Services" ID card for yourself, spouse, and of appropriate, dependents. There are some really convoluted details relating to ChampVA, age, and Medicare. E Benefits will (when up to date) allow you to download VA letters that you can take to various state/county offices to obtain free or reduced fee license plates, property tax reductions, free fishing and hunting licenses, etc. In Georgia, many of the county tax and vehicle offices also insist on a letter from the state veterans dept representative.

#22 John46

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 08:47 PM

Following is a word for word: "We assigned a permanent 100% combined or overall disability evaluation for your service connected disabilities effective 11-01-11.

Basic eligibility to Dependents Educational Assistance is granted from 11-01-11, the date entitlement arose"

The award letter went on to give info about how to contact ChampVa and all the other stuff you mentioned.

"The issue IU is moot as you are currently 100% schedular."

Thanks,
John46

#23 Commander Bob

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 07:16 AM

Following is a word for word: "We assigned a permanent 100% combined or overall disability evaluation for your service connected disabilities effective 11-01-11.

Basic eligibility to Dependents Educational Assistance is granted from 11-01-11, the date entitlement arose"

The award letter went on to give info about how to contact ChampVa and all the other stuff you mentioned.

"The issue IU is moot as you are currently 100% schedular."

Thanks,
John46


Congratulations, John46.

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#24 Medic

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:45 AM

Congratulations...Great News John46! I'm very happy for you :) Way to hang in there!!!

#25 carlie

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 10:39 AM

Following is a word for word: "We assigned a permanent 100% combined or overall disability evaluation for your service connected disabilities effective 11-01-11.

Basic eligibility to Dependents Educational Assistance is granted from 11-01-11, the date entitlement arose"

The award letter went on to give info about how to contact ChampVa and all the other stuff you mentioned.

"The issue IU is moot as you are currently 100% schedular."

Thanks,
John46


Be sure to check out for any additional Federal and State Benefits that you
might now, be eligible for and also the insurance.

#26 usmc89

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Way to go!

#27 mike316atl

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 04:00 PM

Congrats! Glad to see veterans finally getting what is deserved!

#28 cooter

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 09:46 PM

Great News!! You earned it all!


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#29 Stretch

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:45 AM

Check out todays program on Veterans Insurance. It will be in the Hadit/SVR archive. Barry Haydt is the top VA Insurance person. This program can help you decide on which insurance to choose. He also talks about adaptive housing applications and the adaptive housing process..

The program will be archived this afternoon...

The program is archived now...@ here:
http://svr-radio.com/archives.html

Edited by Stretch, 30 May 2012 - 12:24 PM.


#30 Commander Bob

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 11:58 AM

Check out todays program on Veterans Insurance. It will be in the Hadit/SVR archive. Barry Haydt is the top VA Insurance person. This program can help you decide on which insurance to choose. He also talks about adaptive housing applications and the adaptive housing process..

The program will be archived this afternoon...



Thanks for the heads-up about the Hadit SVR Podcast, this afternoon, Stretch.

I'll check it out.

Bob

*note to new guys... The podcast start button, is located on the upper left side of the page, just above the "topic title"
& advert.

Edited by Commander Bob, 30 May 2012 - 11:58 AM.


#31 Commander Bob

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Posted 30 May 2012 - 01:20 PM


...The program will be archived this afternoon...

The program is archived now...@ here:
http://svr-radio.com/archives.html



Thanks, Stretch.

#32 retiredat44

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

what state and how long did the process take form the date of filing? Was there an appeal involved?
thanx..


I just want to know what regional offices are doing... I have become so angry and cynical I really would like to know if anything is moving.. and if so where is it moving..

and congratulations !
I am unable to drink, so have a cold one for me!

Edited by retiredat44, 04 June 2012 - 12:35 PM.


#33 justrluk

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:05 PM

So now that you're at the end of this particular paper trail, what's next?

#34 chr49

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 10:33 PM

Just went to the mailbox and there it was the most beautiful white envelope that I had ever seen. I tore it open like a kid at Christmas. I saw the words permanent 100% schedular and moot for unemployability. It also contained forms concerning education etc. for dependants. Can't wait to call the number Monday for ChampVa. Thanks to all of you who unknowingly have helped me on this journey.


Congratulations John46! It's so good to read this wonderful news!