Category Archives: TDIU

CAVC– Barry v. Denis the Menace

Long have we waited for some guidance on this subject. The quandary was, and still is, simple…and ageless. Reading §3.350(f)(3) or, arguendo, (f)(4), is it open to conjecture as to whether a half-step and/or a whole step increase in SMC … Continue reading

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2021-GIVING THANKS FOR MAKING IT HOME ALIVE

Greetings from the Graham ménagerie-now only eight of us. Our pony, Big Shot (nee Buckshot) passed this fall from Diabetes Mellitus or what passes for pony diabetes. He’s buried out back next to Dude (another pony). Cupcake and I have … Continue reading

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§3.156(c)-THE ENIGMA OF HOW TO GET IT

Greetings, fellow Veterans and Veteranettes alike. Since I’m still undergoing training on the proper use of pronouns, I’ll err on the side of political correctness and use “you”-e.g. Thank you for your service to America. I think that’s still permitted … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW THURSDAY 1/23/2020

Rog on the Radio Show. Jerrell just flashed the Blog sign over Gotham City and I’m en route and inbound. I have some interesting topics to discuss about Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability or TDIU. There seems to continue … Continue reading

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VARO–TDIU WITH A SIDE OF CUE

Sometimes when you review a 60-s-70’s-vintage claims file, you run in to all manner of errors immortalized now in VBMS. Not only that, they are in living color. That old C&P exam on the vintage VA Form 10-2545 is still … Continue reading

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VA RATINGS–AM I 100% OR NOT?

I get queries about 3 times a month to diagnose a Veteran’s rating. Apparently VA is not as clear as we would like and uses all manner of acronyms in an attempt to throw us off. So, too, do they … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM RADIO SHOW ON THURSDAY-6/22/17

With all the fur flying over TDIU and possibly underutilized VA  medical facilities closing, Jerrel called me today and asked me to inveigh on dem changes. So, once again Thursday afternoon at 1600 Local on the sunny Left  Coast of … Continue reading

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TDIU–SHULKIN’S NEW ALBATROSS

President Trump is faced with a conundrum firmly ensconced in an enigma. This one is worse than Br’er Bear and Br’er Fox’ tar baby. To put it in its simplest terms, what do you do with a VA schedule for … Continue reading

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BVA–WHY VETS WILL NEVER ‘GET’ THERE

As in years past when I first began this blog as a teaching tool, I still love to use BVA decisions to illustrate what can go wrong. They  comprise approximately  70% of all published so there’s no dearth of them to pick … Continue reading

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HADIT.COM–RADIO BROADCAST ON TDIU’S PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE

Hadit uses Central Time so apparently you need to have another brewski and sit back for about another hour. The Blog outfit with the gear to do this is out of London. Only the British would choose Central as the … Continue reading

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