How To Prove TDIU For Migraines

The word “migraines” can encompass many different types of headache conditions within the VA schedular disability rating system. This is because under 38 CFR 4.124a, all headache conditions are rated under the same scale used for migraine headaches: 

Diagnostic Code 8100: Migraine

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How to Prove TDIU for PTSD

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex condition that can present with different symptoms in different individuals. Some of the most common symptoms associated with PTSD are: 

HypervigilanceIntrusive memoriesAvoidance of places or peopleDifficulty maintaining relationshipsDifficulty controlling angerTrouble sleeping

There are many more symptoms associated...

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Filing VA Form 20-0995: Supplemental Claims

Introduced as part of the Rapid Appeals Modernization Program in 2017, the supplemental claims option is a relatively new addition to the VA appeals process. A supplemental claim can be filed whenever a veteran is unsatisfied with his or her rating decision and would like his or her claim to...

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How To Complete VA Form 21-4192

VA Form 21-4192: Request for Employment Information In Connection With Claim For Disability Benefits

Whenever a veteran decides to apply for a Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU), they will need to complete a VA Form 21-8940. In addition to that...

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How To Complete VA Form 10182: Board Appeal

Under the Appeals Modernization Act (AMA), which took effect on February 19th, 2019, veterans can appeal directly to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board) after an initial claim, Supplemental Claim, or Higher-Level Review decision. Two Board appeals can not be submitted in a row for the same claim.

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What are DROCs?

Decision Review Operations Centers (DROCs) are VA decision making centers designed to centralize the processing of all:

Higher Level Review appeals (HLRs)HLRs returns due to duty-to-assist (DTA) errorsAppeals Modernization Act (AMA) full grants by the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (Board)AMA Board remands

The responsibilities and...

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