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Post by coppers2002 on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 20:27

My Tinnitus reassessment was submitted with my lumbar back one by medical staff. Does anyone know if they show the same date if I need to wait for both to be decided. Was hoping they would settle the tinnitus one as it made a 7% increase for me. The service date shows Feb 14th but am not expecting answers until the summer hopefully. Has anyone had any experience with two reassessments going in together and wait times? Thanks for any info.

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Post by bosn181 on Wed 07 Mar 2018, 12:15

even with the top up i did not get a true top up to 360k. my awards dated back to 2008 and they took the cost of living off me every year going back. i thought like a few others it would have been 360k minus what they already paid me but that did not happen.

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Post by Art8 on Tue 06 Mar 2018, 11:05

Shouldnít it all even out tho since we all got the top up of the 360,000? I thought that was the point of the top up?

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Post by bosn181 on Mon 05 Mar 2018, 19:16

it will all depend on when you got your award. i know a few others sitting at 100% but never paid the 360k it would be to hard on my brain right now to explain how they did the paper work. they took the cost of living off going back each year to see what the 360k was worth the year i got the award so sitting at 100% now when you got your award back in 2008 was a bout 38k difference i think

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Post by Art8 on Sun 04 Mar 2018, 12:16

After reviewing everything, I think I may know what was done. My letter said I was previously 34% disability, ( I was also diagnosed with 30% PTSD, and 4% Timothyís) but with the 7% increase on tinnitus it bumped me up to 41% which gave me a 5% increase.
Iím still confused as to why if Iím a total of 41% disability, and should be payout of 40%, that means 40% of $360,000 is 144,000. But after I receive this 5% I will only have a total of 136,000 ish.

Am I wrong in thinking this?

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Post by BinRat on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 20:12

From what I can see the only way to correct the 4% to a 5% correction would be to Appeal the award percentage

Now from the Chart bigrex post a page or 2 ago, from 3% to 5% and any chance on winning the Appeal would all
depend on what your reports stated.
Did they state then Your tinnitus was intermittent, or was it continuous

if you assessments, reports state it was intermittent from the Doctor, or Audiologist then ya you wont win the appeal
but if your Assessments actually stated back then your tinnitus was constant or continuous then you could do an appeal on the initial 4%.

Showing that at that time your Doc's showed your tinnitus was continuous and not intermittent and in fact you should of been awarded a 5% award and not 3% with 1% QOL

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Post by Art8 on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 14:05

Yeah thatís what Iím confused about. I was diagnosed at 4% before, and they didnít award me for 5%. They awarded me 4%. Which was $3096 in 3010. Now I got reassessed and they bumped me up to 11%, which is 7% more. So they payed me out at 5%. The biggest issue there is, when I got payed at 4% in 2010, it was $3096, and 5% then was like $13,000. So I thought that if Iím disabikity now at 11%, which is at %10, then I should of gotten a total of 36,000 now shouldnít I? I thought I would get the 36000- 3096= 33000. If I had gotten assessed at 10% right away it would of been 36000, but because it was at 4 back in 2010, and because of the award table at the time, now Iím not Gettin the same amount as what someone else would get. Does that make sense? Thanks for all your help

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Post by bosn181 on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 10:17

i am glad you got your masking device and it did not take a long time to get sorted out. so many people not sure about the consequently side effects and what they can put in for. they can make a big difference on your overall %. i am helping a vet put in for Xerostomia which is dry mouth as a side effect of his ptsd and medications like dried marihuana that should also be around 5%. every little bit helps him out to get to a higher %.

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Post by bosn181 on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 10:13

in order to get masking device your tinnitus had to be at 5% so if you were at 4% they bumped you up to 5% and then gave you 5% for the masking device as for how they paid you out before i am not sure but this 5% should be worth 18k area if you took a lump sum.

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Post by Art8 on Fri 02 Mar 2018, 08:37

I got my letter today and they are paying me at 5%. Iíve been prescribed a masking device and diagnosed with severe tinnitus. I called the lady who I talked to before , she said they took it into account and she was gonna look into it and see whatís going on. I have a feeling because I was 4% before , now they only bumped me up to 10% which would be another 6% and then payed me 5%. Which is completely wrong Because when I was previously diagnosed with 4%, I was only payed like $3000, and I wasnít bumped up to 5%. Anyone else deal with this? Thanks

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Post by bosn181 on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 16:26

i just hoping it all goes good and i am glad to hear it did not take a very long time to get it done keep us up to date.

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Post by Art8 on Thu 01 Mar 2018, 09:25

Update

My Tinnitus reassessment was completed two days ago and a decision letter is in the mail. This has been a lot faster than expected. When I spoke to someone on the phone I was told I probably wouldnít have a decision until June/July, because they are way behind. It took about 9 weeks total.

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Post by Art8 on Thu 22 Feb 2018, 21:37

They have all my info now, it was sent in by the reassessment lady that dealt with my case. She told me they are fast with tinnitus reassessment. They updated my vac account to step 3 about 10 days ago, which was a couple days after the lady told me she had sent it in. Iíll keep you posted for sure. Thanks again

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Post by bosn181 on Wed 21 Feb 2018, 22:36

for me and a few others yes, we went to the doc got the prescription walked it down to vac instead of mailing it all in seeing we live so close and the four of us that did all got it in a very timely manner and one of the guys sent his by mail and took a little longer. not sure how long it will take for you seeing how backed up they say they are good luck keep us up to date

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Post by Art8 on Wed 21 Feb 2018, 15:20

bosn181, was it less than 2 months from when they prescribed u the mask, or when u submitted your reassessment? Thanks

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