Watchful waiting and TDIU


Your response for prostrate struck a chord with me. Prostrate found 3 years ago, currently on watchful waiting. I just gave up a job at 72. My question is, I am 100% now, can I file for a permanent and total rating for my age before treatment?

Jim's Reply:

No, not connected to the prostate cancer rating. The PC rating of 100% will always be temporary as VA assumes you'll eventually be treated and that rating would then fall. If you accept treatment and the cancer is cured or in remission, the rating will fall to 20% or 40% for the residual effects of treatment.