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#1 rpowell01

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:06 AM

I found this Fast/Training Letter you can download see attached..

It talks about UI in detail. Some might want to read it because it answers questions about working,dates of claims, etc...I didn't see this letter in the Hadit Training Letter section so I figure I would share it for others to read. It will answer questions for others and will hopefully give an understanding...

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#2 Ethan'sGrandma

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

Thank you very much...that is very helpful!!

#3 rpowell01

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 08:34 PM

I learned a lot from the letter, glad it helped you...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 01:19 PM

Help. I tried to follow the document but have a hard time concentrating. Can someone answer these questions for me? I really don't understand.

1. I have filed for an increase in two of my disabilities. One is for my back problems which have gotten so bad I havdise been forced to telework from home on a permanent basis. I can barely walk long distances without assistance. I don't drive anymore.

2. I am a federal worker and am considering seriously applying for a medical/disability retirement.

3. Will I qualify for a TDIU?

thanks,

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 03:49 PM

Help. I tried to follow the document but have a hard time concentrating. Can someone answer these questions for me? I really don't understand.

1. I have filed for an increase in two of my disabilities. One is for my back problems which have gotten so bad I havdise been forced to telework from home on a permanent basis. I can barely walk long distances without assistance. I don't drive anymore.

2. I am a federal worker and am considering seriously applying for a medical/disability retirement.

3. Will I qualify for a TDIU?

thanks,

TOP

Top, in my opinion only, if you ultimately apply for and are approved for a medical/disability retirement and it is because of your service connected conditions, you should have a greater than 50% chance of TDIU approval.

Others more knowledgeable may chime in to provide input as well.

Take care of yourself and thanks for your service to the USA!

#6 MRRRR5

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 04:54 PM

I found this Fast/Training Letter you can download see attached..

It talks about UI in detail. Some might want to read it because it answers questions about working,dates of claims, etc...I didn't see this letter in the Hadit Training Letter section so I figure I would share it for others to read. It will answer questions for others and will hopefully give an understanding...

Rob

Rob,

great information within this letter and well worth the read...thanks.

#7 john999

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:42 PM

If you are under FERS you have to apply for OPM disability and for SSDI. Try and get both. OPM is pretty easy to get. As soon as you stop working even on terminal leave then file for TDIU regardless of your percentage rating. I was a federal worker. I was fired due to my disability. I applied for OPM, SSDI and TDIU. I got OPM first and then SSDI. Last but not least I got TDIU. I appled for TDIU when I was 30%. I got bumped up to 70% after I got OPM and SSDI, but was denied TDIU. I appealed and got TDIU. It took about 18 months most of it waiting for TDIU and getting IMO's.

#8 StreetWalker

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 03:49 PM

I filed for TDIU, SSDI and OPM the end of June. I received a letter this week telling me I meet the medical requirements for SSDI disability. They now need to see if I meed the non-medical requirements and send me a decision.

Just had my retirement counseling session over the phone yesterday with OPM and mailed the paperwork out yesterday. TDIU is still gathering dust right now.

I also filed for OWCP on the advice of my Union. That paperwork went in a couple of weeks ago. Still waiting on that also.

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Posted 08 September 2012 - 02:43 AM

Good Read, Thnx

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 04:24 AM

Anytime Cav...Anything to help my brothers and sisters...

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Posted 15 September 2012 - 02:17 PM

I didn't see this letter in the Hadit Training Letter section so I figure I would share it for others to read.

Rob


Rob,
Thanks for posting this TL again.
That forum section could use a little house cleaning
but Nancy does have it in there.
That entire section
"VA Training & Fast letters, Directives, Regulations, Other Guidance Documents"
was a huge undertaking that fanaticbooks (Nancy) volunteered for
and hopefully we can straighten it up a bit more, for simpler location
of this most valuable information.

http://www.hadit.com...00-va-tl-07-01/

#12 ComputerGeek46

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Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:23 AM

Thanks rpowell01 nice read indeed and it well be helpful to many

#13 indyman

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 10:19 AM

That was a very informative TL on IU.  I noticed that when you file for IU and you have documentation of a worsened SC it improves your chances a lot.  That's reading between the lines though.  My concern on my IU claim is what if the rater doesn't notice the worsened disability.  From reading on this website I think I would file an NOD, and a 21-526ez with evidence of the worsened disability.  Is that possible?






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