TDRL 100% to 90 Permanent

AFnPsoriasis

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Howdy, it has been awhile. In 2017 I was Medically Retired 90% DoD 100% VA Temporary for Psoriasis and PsA. All my conditions were permanent when I retired except for my feet 30% combined for both Left and Right and 60% for constant use of biologics.

I went to a VA C&P follow-up and my rating went down from 100 to 90 Permanent. My 60% remained as I need biologics and my feet were now rate at 20% left and 20% right instead of 30% for both. I checked eBenefits and my Disability tab shows as 100% but my VA letter states 90%. The letter also states my payment info remained the same at 100%. I called but they will not talk to me until I receive my letter in the mail.

I believe that they forgot to add the bilateral factor on top of the two 20%. Can someone please check my math to see if this is correct. I used both the hill/pontoon calculator and the one found on this site and got 95% round to 100% if including the bilateral factor. Without the bilateral factor on my feet I am at 94% rounded down to 90%.

Left foot 20%
Right foot 20%
Left wrist 10%
Right wrist 10%
Left hip 10%
Right hip 10%
Left knee 10%
Right knee 10%
Left hand 10%
Right hand 10%
Left ankle 10%
Right ankle 10%

From my research these are all bilateral conditions and would translate to 78% x 10% =7.8. 78+7.8= 85.8 round to 86

Psoriasis 60%

86 + 60% = 94

Lumbar 10%

94 + 10% = 95%

Round to 100%

I am freaking out here as me and my family depend on this money.
 

RonG

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Hello,

If you want to double check the combined ratings,
I recommend using the Hutsky calculator, developed by a friend of mine. It has been successfully used by hundreds at another site.

You can download the excellent Hutsky calculator at http://lasestrellas.info/VBN/Hutsky-Star3.xls <--LINK
It is in Excel and you will have to enable editing once you download it to your computer

It includes bi-lateral ratings.

Ron
 

AFnPsoriasis

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Thank You. I used it and it showed 100% as well. I guess I will just have to wait until the VA will let me counter.
 

oddpedestrian

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Might want to post the letter I dont know if they are proposing to reduce or reduced your percentage but you are still 100% remember your due process rights apply to your pay not the actual percentage.
 

tony292

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There really is no such thing as 90% VA permanent. Do you mean 90% DOD PDRL?
 

AFnPsoriasis

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Sir,

I am going off the benefit summary letter. My terminology must be incorrect

  • You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service-connected disabilities:
At one point there was a 90% in quotations next to it. But that has dropped off.

This is what it says on my VA letter but under the disabilities tab it still shows as 100%. I believe I was 90% DoD PDRL went I was retired. Sorry if I am causing more confusion.
Your combined service-connected evaluation is:90%


 

tony292

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Sir,

I am going off the benefit summary letter. My terminology must be incorrect

  • You are considered to be totally and permanently disabled due solely to your service-connected disabilities:
At one point there was a 90% in quotations next to it. But that has dropped off.

This is what it says on my VA letter but under the disabilities tab it still shows as 100%. I believe I was 90% DoD PDRL went I was retired. Sorry if I am causing more confusion.
Your combined service-connected evaluation is:90%

It sounds like you are VA 100% permanent and total. Is there a line on the letter that says anything about CH 35 benefits?
 

AFnPsoriasis

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It sounds like you are VA 100% permanent and total. Is there a line on the letter that says anything about CH 35 benefits?
The VA stated that they are sending me a packet of in the mail. The letter I was referring to above was the one I downloaded from eBenefits.
 

oddpedestrian

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Stop reading the benefit summary letter it doesn't apply here if its a proposed reduction it won't reflect on ebenefits until your due process rights have expired. Find a VSO to help you out
 
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