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Tip #1: A denial is not the end of your TDIU benefits claim.
Veterans that can no longer work from service-connected disabilities are regularly denied by the VA. Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits denials can be appealed. If you were denied TDIU benefits within the last one year you can appeal the VA’s bad decision. Don’t be discouraged if you have received a TDIU benefits denial,
If you have let your appeal period collapse, you can reapply. That means going through the initial application process again, but at least you still have a shot at obtaining TDIU benefits.
Our veterans benefits lawyers have helped thousands of veterans appeal bad VA decisions. Winning your TDIU benefits claim after a denial can be done. The sad truth is too many veterans must appeal to get the benefits they deserve from the VA.
Tip #2: Gather your work history for TDIU benefits.
The Veterans Administration will consider your work history for Individual (IU) disability benefits. TDIU benefits are not just for veterans that can’t get jobs, they are also for veterans that can’t keep jobs. If your service-connected disabilities have led to you losing jobs, you should tell the VA when applying.
You can submit a list of all your employers and explain how your service-connected disability led to you losing each job. You could even submit statements from previous employers showing how your disability eventually disqualified you from working for them.
Remember, through your application for TDIU benefits you are trying to tell the story of why you can’t work. Link your service-connected conditions to all the real life situations that have kept you from keeping or obtaining meaningful employment.
Tip #3: Vocational experts can help your TDIU benefits claim.
Veterans can work with vocational experts to help prove they are entitled to TDIU VA disability benefits. Vocational experts will look through your medical records and work history and write reports for the VA showing how you are unemployable.
Gathering and submitting evidence like vocational expert reports can be very confusing for veterans. You probably have never even heard of a vocational expert before. That’s okay. VA law is much more complicated than many veterans realize. There is much more than just filling out a couple forms. That is why we highly suggest you get help when applying for TDIU benefits.
The Individual Unemployability lawyers at Woods & Woods often hire vocational experts to help veterans win their claims. If you hire Woods & Woods and we determine you need a vocational expert, we front all the costs for that expert. What many veterans don’t realize is how the resources of veterans disability law firm can help them.
Tip #4: You can submit evidence from doctors outside the VA.
Many veterans don’t realize you can use medical evidence from doctors outside the Veterans Administration. When applying for TDIU benefits, we suggest you do submit any medical records from outside doctors if they support your claim.
You probably already know this, but the Veterans Administration is not going to call your doctors for you and ask for your medical records. You are going to have to get those documents from your doctors and submit them with your application.
Woods & Woods veterans benefits lawyers understand the distrust of VA doctors by veterans. Our law firm often hires doctors outside the VA system to review your medical records and submit reports. This evidence can help veterans obtain the TDIU benefits they deserve.
Tip #5: Treating with medical professionals can help your TDIU benefits claim.
You are going to need medical evidence to prove you have service-connected conditions. Treating with a medical professional for your service-connected impairments gives you the evidence you will need to win TDIU benefits.
If you do not have medical documentation of your mental and physical impairments, it can be hard to prove to the Veterans Administration that you even have these conditions. Many veterans lose their TDIU benefits claim because they don’t give the Veterans Administration enough evidence to prove they are entitled to TDIU benefits.
If you are treating with medical professionals at a Veterans Affairs hospital, you can get your medical records by requesting your Claims File, commonly called a C-File. Remember, any statement you make to your doctor may be in your medical record.
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Woods & Woods VA Disability compensation lawyers have helped thousands of veterans with their VA disability claims. Our TDIU benefits lawyers are experienced. We know how to get veterans the TDIU benefits they deserve. Since 1985, our law firm has fought for injured and disabled people.
We offer free TDIU claim evaluations to anyone. Call and ask us all the questions you have and we will do our best to answer them. There is a never a fee to learn about your legal options.