100% permanent and total VA rating, now what?

armyvet73

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Hello Veterans,

I was recently rated 100% P&T by the VA for PTSD. I am also service connected for hearing loss, tinnitus, sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. The monthly VA payment is great of course but I am still on IRR with the Army. I am a O-3 with 10 years of service in the National Guard and 1 year active duty for deployment to Afghanistan. I contacted HRC and they scheduled me for a PHA with a civilian doctor through a company called LHI. which I am assuming will be where I need to bring all medical evidence of my service connected conditions to the doctor. From there it sounds like I would be placed on TDRL and perhaps eventually PDRL.

So, my question is this: should I proceed with the TDRL/PDRL? Are there any benefits to doing this if I am already rated at 100% P&T by the VA?

Any guidance or advice would be highly appreciated.

Much respect!
 

RonG

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Hello Veterans,

I was recently rated 100% P&T by the VA for PTSD. I am also service connected for hearing loss, tinnitus, sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. The monthly VA payment is great of course but I am still on IRR with the Army. I am a O-3 with 10 years of service in the National Guard and 1 year active duty for deployment to Afghanistan. I contacted HRC and they scheduled me for a PHA with a civilian doctor through a company called LHI. which I am assuming will be where I need to bring all medical evidence of my service connected conditions to the doctor. From there it sounds like I would be placed on TDRL and perhaps eventually PDRL.

So, my question is this: should I proceed with the TDRL/PDRL? Are there any benefits to doing this if I am already rated at 100% P&T by the VA?

Any guidance or advice would be highly appreciated.

Much respect!
Re: TDRL and PDRL

Although your DoD disability retirement pay will be reduced by the amount of the VA compensation, you would be entitled to TRICARE
(health care). I rarely use the VA.

Also see —-> this LINK for CRSC info

Ron
 

armyvet73

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Thank you for the reply Ron,

I assumed my monthly payment from the VA would be higher than TDRL/PDRL since I am rated at 100%. However, I am unsure how to calculate what my TDRL/PDRL pay would be based on the information I have read. Also, unsure if I would qualify for CRSC. Could you please help me try to determine roughly what those amounts would be?
 

armyvet73

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VA rating percentages as follows:

PTSD - 100%
Hearing Loss, left ear - 0%
Tinnitus - 10%
Sleep Apnea - 50%
ED - SMC-K
Total rating - 100% permanent and total, total monthly compensation with 2 dependents is just over $3800

I was diagnosed with ED by a civilian doc and the VA service connected it with that diagnosis and a nexus letter.
 

RonG

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VA rating percentages as follows:

PTSD - 100%
Hearing Loss, left ear - 0%
Tinnitus - 10%
Sleep Apnea - 50%
ED - SMC-K
Total rating - 100% permanent and total

I was diagnosed with ED by a civilian doc and the VA service connected it with that diagnosis and a nexus letter.
Hello,

Information necessary for CRSC estimate:
—High three average base pay OR the gross retired pay on DFAS RAS (which is preferred)
—DoD disability percentage
—Active duty years or active duty equivalent years
—VA compensation percentage; amount; and dependents (category, number, and ages of children)
—Approved CRSC percentage
—Other type military retirement eligibility info

Ron
Also see —-> this LINK for CRSC info
 

tony292

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Are you going through IDES? Your post stated that you are IRR, I’ve never heard of anyone in IRR going through IDES.
 

armyvet73

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Ron, based on what you provided I don't think I have enough information yet to determine CRSC as I am too early in the process. For example I don't have a dod % yet.

Tony, I just contacted the HRC Command Surgeon General admin team directly to inquire and they set me up with a contractor named LHI who is arranging for me to have a PHA. From there they stated "If the results from the medical review determine you to no longer meet medical retention standards, we will begin the DES process. "
 

RonG

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Hello,

Ok...we can work on later in the process.

Ron
 

StellarAirman

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VA rating percentages as follows:

PTSD - 100%
Hearing Loss, left ear - 0%
Tinnitus - 10%
Sleep Apnea - 50%
ED - SMC-K
Total rating - 100% permanent and total, total monthly compensation with 2 dependents is just over $3800

I was diagnosed with ED by a civilian doc and the VA service connected it with that diagnosis and a nexus letter.
What civilian doc diagnosis you with ED? I brought it up with my PCM but he wouldn’t put me on meds for it
 

rajeev2liz

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What percent is the hearing loss? Did you do a ED test also and percentage?
Hello Veterans,

I was recently rated 100% P&T by the VA for PTSD. I am also service connected for hearing loss, tinnitus, sleep apnea and erectile dysfunction. The monthly VA payment is great of course but I am still on IRR with the Army. I am a O-3 with 10 years of service in the National Guard and 1 year active duty for deployment to Afghanistan. I contacted HRC and they scheduled me for a PHA with a civilian doctor through a company called LHI. which I am assuming will be where I need to bring all medical evidence of my service connected conditions to the doctor. From there it sounds like I would be placed on TDRL and perhaps eventually PDRL.

So, my question is this: should I proceed with the TDRL/PDRL? Are there any benefits to doing this if I am already rated at 100% P&T by the VA?

Any guidance or advice would be highly appreciated.

Much respect!
I would definitely look into it I would get that Blue ID, but mainly the only benefit it's for Tricare so my family has medical coverage I pay about 47.00 for the whole family that's Tricare Prime. Have you looked into SSDI and CRSC?
 

rajeev2liz

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What civilian doc diagnosis you with ED? I brought it up with my PCM but he wouldn’t put me on meds for it
I spoke to my PCP and I was given Viagra and you don't get a percentage but you get a monthly special compensation for ED, it falls under a loss of a creative organ organ
 
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