TDIU chances?

Mdubb57

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Hi everyone, I was just looking for some insight for tdiu and my chances of being approved for it.
Back story: 9 year Marine Corps infantry veteran with 4 deploynents. Honorably discharged. Since the last 2 years since I've been out, I've worked and lost 3 jobs due to my insomnia and anxiety. I'm on multiple medications, I've lost my car and been evicted cause my employment had been unstable. I was hospitalized for a week due to suicidal ideation. I'm currently at 80%, 70 combat ptsd w/major deprseeion, anxiety and insomnia, 10 gerd, 10 tinnitus and 10 patellformal knee pain syndrome. I've submitted was approved for hardship and expedition and I attended all CP exams and turned in every form the VA requested from my employers for employment verification. I've been unemployed since July and homeless since June. This is my timeline so for... 5/31 intent to file 8/19 submitted claim for tdiu and hardship 9/3 Gathering of evidence 10/1 CP exam for ptsd 10/10 CP exams for everything else 10/24 preparation for decision Estimated completion date 10/31-11/12
I feel like I've done everything my vso and VA has asked and required me to do and submit. As I wait patiently what is some insight or advice for IU for anyone who has gone through the process. Thanks in advance
 

theunknowntoby

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Hey, I don't have any advice but good on you for getting yourself together and pulling yourself through this. Mental Health is no joke and the daily struggles that many people face living with those issues are detrimental to themselves and those around them.
 

heathro1281

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Hi everyone, I was just looking for some insight for tdiu and my chances of being approved for it.
Back story: 9 year Marine Corps infantry veteran with 4 deploynents. Honorably discharged. Since the last 2 years since I've been out, I've worked and lost 3 jobs due to my insomnia and anxiety. I'm on multiple medications, I've lost my car and been evicted cause my employment had been unstable. I was hospitalized for a week due to suicidal ideation. I'm currently at 80%, 70 combat ptsd w/major deprseeion, anxiety and insomnia, 10 gerd, 10 tinnitus and 10 patellformal knee pain syndrome. I've submitted was approved for hardship and expedition and I attended all CP exams and turned in every form the VA requested from my employers for employment verification. I've been unemployed since July and homeless since June. This is my timeline so for... 5/31 intent to file 8/19 submitted claim for tdiu and hardship 9/3 Gathering of evidence 10/1 CP exam for ptsd 10/10 CP exams for everything else 10/24 preparation for decision Estimated completion date 10/31-11/12
I feel like I've done everything my vso and VA has asked and required me to do and submit. As I wait patiently what is some insight or advice for IU for anyone who has gone through the process. Thanks in advance

VA TDIU requires you have an inability to sustain gainful employment and 1 of 2 other qualifiers which you meet with your 70% PTSD...

See this link -> VA Individual Unemployability if you can't work | Veterans Affairs

Your described scenario sounds like you have a justifiably good chance of being upgraded to TDIU with the proper documentation and application. I do not have experience in it as I am 100% by rating... but I have seen many people on here that have been approved with similar cases to yours.
 

oddpedestrian

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You would only know if you had a copy of the exams otherwise you have to wait for the RSVR to work the claim.
 
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