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Good deal; it's pleasing to read that your husband's DoD IDES case file is potentially moving in a positive directly!Thank you guys. We are still working with the docs and lawyers getting the VARR for PTSD/TBI increase. Everyone says it all looks good and we have plenty of evidence. Also moving along with OJAG on the PTSD/TBI being rated as not combat related.
One last question. It really surprised myself and others that he came back 100% VA and not 100% P&T. His rating add up to 100% in va math even without the PTSD/TBI just all his ortho/ joint issues, etc are 100% by themselves. Is there anyway to ask for the P&T reconsideration now or do we have to wait until he is actually retired? Thanks so much.
In reference to a DoVA rating increase for a 100% P&T determination now, in retrospect, I requested a P&T rating via the VARR submittal when I was in the DoD IDES process. As such, the assigned VSR at the DoVA D-RAS initiated the development for IU and completed a deferral. The VSR stated "if development is not complete by the time the SM is discharged establish EP 020 and forward to ROJ." But fortunately, the assigned RVSR reviewed my IDES case then stated "do not defer IU per VBA Ltr 20-13-07."
Unfortunately, there wasn't any additional follow-on action performed for a 100% P&T rating by the DoVA D-RAS during the adjudication of my VA official ratings at that particular point in time. At least, my personal goal to initiated situational awareness to the DoVA D-RAS about my intent for a DoVA 100% P&T rating was successfully achieved. To that extent, it resulted in the development processing of a DoVA TDIU without deferment claim via the DoD IDES process while still on active duty in the U.S. military.
With that all said, via DoD IDES personal experiences, I would tend to believe that requesting a DoVA rating increase for a 100% P&T determination is definitely feasible. But, whether the DoVA D-RAS shall consider and/or process the DoVA rating increase request for a 100% P&T during the adjudication of the DoVA official ratings remain questionable at any point; at least in my opinion.
Indeed, please take care and I hope for much success for favorable outcomes while in the DoD IDES process!
Thus, I quite often comment that "possessing well-informed knowledge is truly a powerful equalizer!"