TDIU Spouse health care benefits?

CaptainJack

Registered Member
#1
Hello all,
Just found out Thursday, through a large deposit in my checking account, that my application for IU had been approved.
No where on the decision letter does it say permanent or temporary. I was rated at 80% and now 100% through TDIU.
Does my wife now qualify for health care benefits through Champva or Tricare(not sure which one is applicable) or does my
TDIU need some special designation for her to get the benefit?
Thanks for any help.
 

ArmyVet0711

Registered Member
#4
Congrats on your award! I know I will be happy to see mine once the Winston-Salem RO actually implements the BVA decision to grant TDIU for me. Was your application for TDIU approved by the RO or was it granted by BVA? If by BVA, how long did it take for you from the time you filed until the time you received your retro pay?
 

CaptainJack

Registered Member
#6
Unfortunately unless you are P&T she won’t qualify for CHAMPVA. If you are not a retiree she will also not be eligible for Tricare. If your award letter does not have language stating that there are no future exams scheduled you don’t have a P&T award.
Just went through the Decision paperwork again and found the following under "Reasons for Decision" section: "2. Eligibility to Dependents Educational Assistance...."
"....evidence shows the vereran currently has a total service-connected disability, permanent in nature."
I'll call Tuesday and find out if this is the P&T that is needed to allow us to apply for health benefits for my wife, fingers crossed!
 

euphonix

PEB Forum Veteran
Registered Member
#7
Just went through the Decision paperwork again and found the following under "Reasons for Decision" section: "2. Eligibility to Dependents Educational Assistance...."
"....evidence shows the vereran currently has a total service-connected disability, permanent in nature."
I'll call Tuesday and find out if this is the P&T that is needed to allow us to apply for health benefits for my wife, fingers crossed!
That wording demonstrates that you are in fact P&T. When we applied for CHAMPVA for my wife and daughter it only took a few weeks to get the insurance cards in the mail. CHAMPVA is a VA program that actually works and is efficient. Heres a link to information on applying as well as a link to the application form. You cant apply online, you have to fill out the form and mail or fax it in.

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/dependents/champva/champva_apply.asp

https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-10d-fill.pdf
 

CaptainJack

Registered Member
#8
That wording demonstrates that you are in fact P&T. When we applied for CHAMPVA for my wife and daughter it only took a few weeks to get the insurance cards in the mail. CHAMPVA is a VA program that actually works and is efficient. Heres a link to information on applying as well as a link to the application form. You cant apply online, you have to fill out the form and mail or fax it in.

https://www.va.gov/COMMUNITYCARE/programs/dependents/champva/champva_apply.asp

https://www.va.gov/vaforms/medical/pdf/vha-10-10d-fill.pdf
Thanks for the links. I told my wife that it was looking positive, but we'd find out Tuesday for sure.
 

Bobmoran

Registered Member
#9
Depending on your condition? if its of nature and of chronic status & not expected to improve in your life time & no future exams scheduled, they usually give the P&T , even if your not at 100% they can do it with a combined rating as long as the service connected condition or conditions keep you from working CFR 38 4.15 4.16
I'm not so sure but just rated a IU it maybe just a temp/rating
I.U. (Individual Unemployability)
The TDIU means (Total Disability Individual Unemployability.) and usually comes with P&T
THEN THE SPOUSE GETS BENEFITS..other wise your the only one with the benefits and no chapter 35 or educational allowances for spouse.
http://healthyhowardmd.org/health-insurance/
 
data-matched-content-ui-type="image_stacked" data-matched-content-rows-num="3" data-matched-content-columns-num="1" data-ad-format="autorelaxed">
Top