TDIU v. Schedular


Hey Jim, I have had TDIU for about 8 years with SSDI. I am rated at 70 percent and my condition has gotten worse. How would I go about a schedular 100 percent rating. Should I just put in for an increase.


Jim's Reply:


Why would you want a schedular 100% rating? It's no different than the TDIU 100% rating other than you can't work. Going from TDIU to schedular isn't an increase, if anything it's a lateral move and near impossible to do.

There's no more money, no more benefit, no more privilege than you have now. And...if you ask VA to reevaluate your status you could fall into the trap many do and lose the TDIU status and go back to the base rate.

Let sleeping dogs lie.