When TDIU isn't understood as 100% P&T?

Posted on: Thursday, May 03, 2018
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When TDIU isn't understood as 100% P&T?

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When TDIU isn't understood as 100% P&T?

I read "How to get a Home Tax Exemption with a 100% TDIU but less than 100% Schedular rating". Dated Monday 03 July, 2017. In the answer to that question, I formed a question of my own.

Currently on eBenefits I am rated at 70% total disability with a TDIU component, granting me at 100% money. But when I sit down with my

(PCP) Primary Care Phyiscan, there seems to be this disconnect. Even though I'm considered 100% disabled and that my status is (P&T) Permanent & Total, my PCP only sees me as 70% disabled. The reason I highlighted the other question asked by the another veteran was to show that there is this confusion surrounding the real meaning of the TDIU status. Do you see a future fix to a clearly defined TDIU status when communicating our status to others who should know but don't really get it?

Jim's Reply

"Do you see a future fix to a clearly defined TDIU status...?"

No, I don't see a fix. The concept isn't all that difficult as it is written today. I'm not sure I understand why that would make any difference to a PCP? Primary Care Providers aren't involved in the rating process and often enough they aren't aware of nuances in ratings and so on. But they aren't there for ratings, they're in the position to provide health care. If you're rated 100% P & T it makes no difference whether it's 100% TDIU or 100% schedular, the health care and all other benefits are exactly the same.

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