What you need to know about Individual Unemployability benefits.
- Even if you have applied before, you can re-apply.
- Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits are paid through the Veterans Administration.
- These benefits are for veterans who can’t work from service-connected impairments.
- If you currently are receiving VA Benefits and now can’t work, you may be able to increase your monthly benefits.
- Lawyers offer free claim evaluations. Talk to a lawyer and know your legal rights.
- If you hire a lawyer, they only charge if you win. The fee is usually a set amount of your backpay owed and case expenses.
- Many veterans are denied their first time, but you can appeal.
- Don’t give up. You earned these benefits.
What conditions qualify for Individual Unemployability?
- Mental Conditions: Any mental condition that is related to your time in the service may be eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits. Many veterans developed mental conditions such as PTSD or depression while serving our country. To obtain Individual Unemployability benefits you are going to have to prove your mental conditions are service-connected. If you can, you should be eligible for benefits from the Veterans Administration.
- Physical Conditions: Physical conditions that were caused or worsened by a veteran’s service might qualify for Permanent and Total Disability benefits. Veterans are receiving Individual Unemployability benefits for physical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, back problems, traumatic brain injuries, and many more.
- Secondary Conditions: If your mental and physical conditions are considered service-connected, any condition that is secondary to the service-connected condition may be eligible for TDIU VA compensation benefits. Our veterans benefits lawyers often hire doctors to write reports detailing how all your medical conditions are related. That often helps veterans show the VA how all of their conditions are related and therefore, service-connected.
What happens if I was denied Individual Unemployability benefits?
Many veterans are denied Individual Unemployability benefits their first time applying. Many disabled veterans are forced to file TDIU appeals after a denial. If you have been denied your Individual Unemployability benefits, a VA Benefits appeals lawyer at Woods & Woods may be able to help. Appealing a bad VA decision can be done, but it can be difficult to do on your own. Too many veterans give up after receiving a denial, even though they are eligible for Individual Unemployability benefits.
Get help obtaining Individual Unemployability benefits.
If you have questions about getting your Individual Unemployability benefits, talk to an Individual Unemployability lawyer at Woods & Woods. We want you to understand what benefits are available to you as a veteran. Our law firm helps veterans nationwide and even in the US territories.