VA doctor letter for TDIU

infanteralph19

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I was just denied TDIU for anxiety and depression that I am rated at 70%. The letter said that the c&p doctor did not say that I am not able to work but do have symptoms to continue my 70% rating. On my regular monthly appointment at the VA i told my phychiatrist that I had applied and got denied and she said with my records she didn't understand why, so she made me a formal letter saying I was unemployable even for sedentary work and the my condition was unlikely to improve. I just did a request to reopen my claim with that letter and a letter from my wife and ex co-worker. My question is how strong is that letter from my VA doctor for a TDIU approval.
 

oddpedestrian

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I would opt into RAMP Supplemental lane add the evidence and go from there sometimes they want a vocational expert opinion Patrick Clifford does a lot of these for vets requesting TDIU but will run you a few hundred bucks. It doesn't matter what your records say to some raters they always want a C&P examiner to state you cannot work before approving the claim unless you really stack the evidence in your favor I recommend doing so.
 

infanteralph19

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, I will put an update in case someone else is going through the same situation. I sent a request for reconsideration with the VA docs letter and 3 more from my wife, excoworker and ex employer. The VA started a new claim and gave me another C&P exam. The examiner told me not to worry he would support my claim for TDIU. I already saw the exam and he didn't put anything specific just "Occupational and social impairment with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking and/or mood". Hopefully with that and the letter from VA doc stating unemployable and not likely to improve I will get TDIU p&t.
 

chaplaincharlie

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Thank you for your update. Please continue to update your thread. I'm due others are interested in your journey.
 

infanteralph19

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Went yesterday from gathering of evidence to prep for decision. Getting closer to an answer and approval or an appeal will happen soon.
 

Keenley

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Congrats infanteralph19! Can I ask some private stuff like age bracket and if you had just the one condition rated @ 70% before you won?
 

infanteralph19

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Yes just one condition, 36 yo. Started claim using on 06/06/18. It took 3 month got denied cause c&p examiner did not state I could not work. I did a reconsideration request right away on 9/28/18 and had another c&p exam 11/15/18 got approved 11/30/18. I thought I had lost my retro pay from original claim cause the opened a new claim after I requested reconsideration but I just got it today and they paid from original claim date.
 
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