CCK Wins Grant Of TDIU For Air Force Vet
Chisholm, Chisholm & Kilpatrick recently won a grant of Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) for an Air Force veteran. The client had service connection for PTSD, his lumbar spine, tinnitus, and hearing loss. When the Board denied an increased rating for the veteran’s PTSD, CCK appealed to Court, and the Court vacated and remanded the decision back to the Board. CCK then conducted a hearing where the veteran explained his PTSD was severe enough to warrant both an increased rating and TDIU. CCK also obtained a private vocational assessment where the expert found the client unable to work due to his service-connected conditions. The Board remanded his claim for a psychiatric examination, and that examination supported both an increased rating for PTSD and TDIU. The regional office has now granted an increased rating for PTSD, as well as TDIU, dating back to 2006.