PDRL Reduction?

YellowHammer

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#2
The question comes up fairly often here. My understanding is that barring legislative changes there isn't really any mechanism for a PDRL change to take place without you asking for it. Hopefully some of the smart folks can chime in with a more concise answer.

I have to admit I still haven't completely gotten comfortable with the idea that I can rely on this PDRL forever.
 

oddpedestrian

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#3
PDRL is forever it doesn't have language that it can be reduced or re-evaluated at a later date like the VA does. The services just don't have the resources to keep re-evaluating everyone and honestly, it works in their favor cause as people age they tend to request increases the DOD doesn't have to deal with that.
 

18c_Gunslinger

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#4
Basically what happened is the VA proposed ratings from the IDES changed upon receipt of final award after separation. I was worried that something like that would happen, but I was shocked when it did happen because they lowered one of the ratings Went from 100 to like like 94.9 schedular. Just kinda a small kick in gut.
 

Deno

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#5
Basically what happened is the VA proposed ratings from the IDES changed upon receipt of final award after separation. I was worried that something like that would happen, but I was shocked when it did happen because they lowered one of the ratings Went from 100 to like like 94.9 schedular. Just kinda a small kick in gut.
Did you fight the ruling
 

oddpedestrian

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#8
When you got the proposed reduction letter you had only 30 days to request a hearing and 60 days to submit rebuttal evidence to stop the reduction if you did neither the VA will move forward with the reduction and now you are required to submit a Notice of Disagreement (NOD) and will have to endure reduce benefits for years until it gets straightened out. The VA is more aggressive and will require little evidence to reduce if your rating has been rated for less than 5 years after that it gets harder for them to do it. I agree with Deno 100% to 90% is a shockingly huge reduction in pay.
 

18c_Gunslinger

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#9
Now my ebenefits says I have a claim pending for “Military pay in lieu of compensation” and even though I’m at 90% my letter says my award amount is $0. Suuuuuper confused!
 

oddpedestrian

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#10
Now my benefits says I have a claim pending for “Military pay in lieu of compensation” and even though I’m at 90% my letter says my award amount is $0. Suuuuuper confused!
You need to find a VSO immediately did you just put in a claim? This usually happens when you file a claim and elect to receive retired pay instead of VA comp. You need that fixed now before the VA suspends your payments.
 

18c_Gunslinger

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#11
You need to find a VSO immediately did you just put in a claim? This usually happens when you file a claim and elect to receive retired pay instead of VA comp. You need that fixed now before the VA suspends your payments.
I never requested anything! At one point after getting my 100% proposed ratings in IDES I had to sign a form electing to waive retire pay for va comp. this whole shit is so confusing. I don’t know who is going to pay me. I was 80% DoD permanent, I received v1v3 codes for my unfitting conditions, so I should get my disability retire pay tax free from DoD if I understand correctly, and if that was the case I believe my DoD pay would be higher than what I’d receive at 90 VA, but if taxed my DoD would be less than the VA amount, so that just leaves me plain confused.
 
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