A common question our law firm hears: “Are there lawyers that help with TDIU claims?” Yes! Woods & Woods TDIU claims lawyers fight for veterans who have been denied TDIU benefits. If you have questions about TDIU claims, we have answers. For help, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
About TDIU Claims
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits are for veterans who can no longer work due to mental or physical service-connected impairments. Veterans can apply for TDIU benefits years after they left the service. TDIU disability benefits can help disabled veterans have their peace of mind back.
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits are available to veterans who were considered active-duty. That means that some National Guard and Reservists are eligible; there are strict eligibility standards for active-duty and VA benefits.
Monthly TDIU Benefits
Some veterans are currently receiving over $2,900 a month from the Veterans Administration in disability payments. The amount the Veterans Administration will pay you monthly depends on the severity of your mental and physical conditions. If you are eligible for VA disability payments, you may also be able to receive money for dependents. Disabled veterans with dependent children and parents can receive extra monthly compensation on top of their disability payments.
Back Pay and TDIU Claims
If you were denied TDIU benefits and are later approved, you may be able to recoup the money you should have been receiving since your denial. Your effective date for your mental and physical disabilities will determine when your veterans benefits should have began.
Some veterans will find that they have lots of missing VA Individual Unemployability back pay. Many of our clients receive years of back pay when their TDIU benefits appeal is won. That money is given to the veteran in a lump-sum check.
The Veterans Administration often assigns veterans the wrong effective date and many veterans never realize it. Our veterans benefits lawyers have found many instances where the Veterans Administration incorrectly assigned an effective date.
TDIU Claim Application Process
When applying for VA benefits, make sure to list all your mental and physical impairments. You should even list the conditions you may not think are service-connected. Sometimes mental and physical impairments are considered secondary service-connected and you may not realize it.
Make sure all your forms are filled out correctly and that you make all deadlines associated with applying, submitting evidence, and doctors exams. If you have had non-VA doctors you should submit your medical records supporting your TDIU claim. Medical records are essential to proving that you deserve TDIU benefits.
Learn More: 5 Tips for Getting TDIU Benefits
TDIU Claim Denials
The sad truth is lots of veterans are denied their TDIU benefits. Every year thousands upon thousands of veterans contact our law firm for help with their veterans benefits denials. You are not alone in your struggle to obtain TDIU benefits.
You have one year to appeal a TDIU claim denial. We highly suggest you hire a TDIU claim lawyer if you were recently denied. Appealing a TDIU claim denial can be difficult to do on your own. VA law is complex and many veterans simply don’t understand the thousands of federal regulations that could affect their TDIU claim.
Hiring a TDIU Claim Lawyer
If you need help with your TDIU claim, don’t hesitate to contact our lawyers today. We offer free TDIU claim evaluations to anyone who has questions. Woods & Woods will help you better understand what your legal options are at this time. Our law firm never charges for advice about the application process.