Individual Unemployability benefits are for veterans that can no longer work due to service-connected mental and physical disabilities. If you have questions about Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits, you can always contact us for help. Want to learn how much do Individual Unemployability benefits pay? We offer free IU claim evaluations. Please fill out the contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
What are Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits?
Individual Unemployability (IU) is short for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). These benefits are for veterans that can no longer keep or obtain gainful employment due to service-connected disabilities. The mental conditions and physical conditions that prevent you from working must be related to your military service.
How much do Individual Unemployability benefits pay?
Individual Unemployability benefits pay the same as a 100 percent VA disability rating. At this current time that is $2,906.83 per month for those getting Individual Unemployability benefits.
If you have dependent children or parents you may be eligible for extra monthly compensation on top of your $2,906.83 that Individual Unemployability benefits pay.
When your Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits are approved, you may also be owed VA Individual Unemployability back pay. This is money you should have been receiving back to your effective date. Your effective date can go back years – it is generally not the date you applied for benefits.
Who is eligible for Individual Unemployability benefits?
- You must be a veteran
- You must have at least one service connected disability rated at least at 60%, OR
- Two or more service connected disabilities at least one disability ratable at 40 percent or more with a combined rating of 70 percent or more.
- You must be unable to maintain substantially gainful employment as a result of service-connected disabilities (marginal employment, such as odd jobs, is not considered substantial gainful employment for VA purposes).
What evidence is required for Individual Unemployability?
- Evidence of at least one service connected disability AND
- That the service-connected disability or disabilities are sufficient, without regard to other factors, to prevent performing the mental and/or physical tasks required to get or keep substantially gainful employment AND
- That one disability is ratable at 60 percent or more, OR
- If more than one disability exists, one disability is ratable at 40 percent or more with a combined rating of 70 percent or more.
Who can help with my Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits?
Woods & Woods has been helping disabled people since 1985. Our veterans benefits lawyers have helped thousands of veterans and their family members. There is never a charge unless you win your VA disability benefits. If you have any questions about obtaining Individual Unemployability benefits, call us today for a free claim evaluation. For help, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.