• Reply to: So, in light of the excessive wait times and the need for our meds today and not 2 to 4 weeks from now, we need to address this issue and correct this flaw.   2 months 1 day ago

    After eight years and three months I finally won a case for TDIU. It was a long and arduous process. The VA put me through more changes than I ever thought possible. But my legal team and I persevered. I want to encourage those who are in the process to hang in there and do what needs to be done. Remember to always do the right thing and supply the right and proper documentation. In This age of budget constraints the VA is under pressure. I wish all of my fellow Vietnam veterans Godspeed. M Griffin First Marine Division Vietnam 65-66.

  • Reply to: Difference in Benefits - 100% schedular disabled veteran vs. 100% TDIU disabled   2 months 6 days ago

    Sir, I just read this question and answer. This is something I have worried about for my son-in-law, daughter and grandchildren. The IU has always had me confused vs. the Scheduled awards. I have passed this on and will also put it on my Marine website. I do not know if you have ever addressed the issue of 100% disabled veterans and Military Academy attendance. I understand that a P&T disabled veteran's children may get into a Military Academy as preference if the child qualifies with good grades and has a sponsor. Would this apply to IU disabled also? Would this apply to adopted children also? I wish you could write about this if you have not. Semper Fi, Mike

  • Reply to: Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits   3 months 2 weeks ago

    The A & A program may have variables for each individual veteran.

    Please click this link to learn more http://www.benefits.va.gov/PENSION/aid_attendance_housebound.asp

  • Reply to: Difference in Benefits - 100% schedular disabled veteran vs. 100% TDIU disabled   3 months 2 weeks ago

    From Jim:

    Yes, it's very likely that your 100% TDIU benefit will allow you to be eligible for most MWR programs. The 100% TDIU rating is generally recognized as being equal to the 100% schedular rating. Many programs like the MWR are selective about whether or not the 100% rating is permanent or temporary. If your 100% TDIU rating is permanent, you should be good to go.

    Details about MWR may be found here http://www.militaryonesource.mil/mwr/overview?content_id=266803

  • Reply to: Aid and Attendance and Housebound benefits   3 months 2 weeks ago

    I'm a 90% plus 10% unemployability and I'm currently receiving SMC in the amount of $3,715 - $300 for mortgage insurance. I have been told that I am also eligible for aid and attendance as well. Right now I'm entitled to 6 hours per week for a person to assist me with bathing and dressing and medicating and preparing my meals. The question that I have is how much is aid and attendance and is that in addition to what I'm already receiving?
    Thank you so much for your assistance!
    Bob