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Chances Of Approval?tdiu
Posted 05 August 2012 - 12:28 PM
Thanks in Advance!
Posted 05 August 2012 - 01:16 PM
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 04:41 PM
Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:31 PM
factored into you VBA claim for IU.
If some of your SSA award is based on conditions that are not SC'd then
VBA will use that to help support a denial for IU.
Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:05 AM
In my IU claim, the C&P examiner also stated I can do sedentary work, but the rater disregarded that and credited the statements from my treating Dr's, therefore awarding me TDIU.
It would greatly help alot if you try to get an IMO like John mentioned. It would also benefit you more by using the IMO examples set forth in the IMO forem here. The examples are written in accordance to what the raters need to have for a proper IMO using the proper VA language. You can make a copy of it and give it to your DR that's going to write it for you so he/she can go by. This would add icing to the cake, sort of speak. If the Dr refuses to fill one out, ask if you can write it out and if he approves could he sign it. Make everything short but to the point. One or 2 pages should be suffice.
This is your claim and nobody is going to care more than yourself to try to get this awarded. I can honestly say, eventually you will win. So what you do right now is going to reflect on how long it's going to take and finally succeed. Good luck on whichever way you go!
Posted 06 August 2012 - 09:02 AM
Edited by rpowell01, 06 August 2012 - 07:56 PM.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 08:54 AM
Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:44 AM
IMOs hold more weight than a C&P examiner because you have to look at who is doing the C&P exams and who is doing the IMOs these days. Most C&P exams are being done more by RNs and PA instead of specialists that knows more about the issue. My last two C&P examiners was an RN and a PA but my IME who wrote my IMO is a specialist that knows the spine in detail. Make sure the IME/IMO gives the reasons why you can't work.
my last 3 c&p exams done over the past 18 months were done by doctors. the 4th was done by a shrink.
Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:27 AM
Posted 28 December 2012 - 12:49 PM
I have a question for you all. I am currently rated at 30% for depression (anxiety, panic attacks). Today I went to my MH doctor who is licensed as a psychiatrist/neurologist. He explained to me that he wanted to completely pull me from working. He said he feels that I should not be working at all.
I know that I can't file for TDIU unless I am unemployed. If I am on Family Medical Leave Act and not recieving any pay is that considered not being employed. I would appreciate all the help and advice I can get on this.
Posted 28 December 2012 - 01:01 PM
You are not physically working so file for the increase. DId you get the doc's suggestion in writing?
You may also want to consider filing for SSDI if you meet the requirements.