As a Vietnam veteran I have been 100% TDIU for 18 years. I was recently contacted by VA and advised to file for presumptive issues of MGUS and Hypertension. If I file for presumptive conditions, could that affect my TDIU status? Positive influence or negative? Thank you for the counsel you provide for all vets!


Jim's Reply:

Applying for the additional conditions will not have any negative effects on your status. You may find yourself with a rating for high blood pressure and that opens the gate to a dozen secondary conditions (IHD, PAD, CAD, RAD and more) all brought about by hypertension. This should be a move in the right direction for you. Go for it. Good luck sir.