The big deal about a TDIU ruling is that you jump from a 70% VA Rating to get the monthly payment equal to a 100% Rating. This is our ultimate resource guide of all things TDIU.
Section I: TDIU Form 21-8940 Veteran Identification This section of the TDIU form 21-8940 won’t blow your mind. The VA needs your contact information. Make sure the information you are providing matches the other information in their system. If you are providing different addresses to the VA, your decisions might not be sent to the right […]
Introduction to 70% Ratings and Individual Unemployability If you received a Rating Decision within the last 12 months, you can appeal your 70 percent VA disability rating. Individual Unemployability benefits are a special section of VA law for veterans that cannot work from service-connected disabilities. Individual Unemployability benefits pay veterans the exact same amount as […]
Q: What if I win one claim and I lose the other? A: Eligibility, guidelines, and applications are totally different for the VA and Social Security Administration. Decisions for one have no bearing on the other. Both types of decisions can be appealed. Q: Do VA benefits affect Social Security Disability? A: No. […]
Veterans often have many questions about Individual Unemployability (IU) benefits, so we have collected these questions and provided answers. If you want to learn more about IU benefits, feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to answer your questions about IU benefits at no cost. Attorney Neil Woods answers veterans’ common questions on IU […]
Getting Individual Unemployability and Social Security Disability Benefits According to the Social Security Administration, 621,000 veterans received Social Security benefits last year. The VA alone pays benefits to over 4.8 million recipients. As you can see, many more veterans are receiving VA Disability benefits than Social Security Disability benefits. The Social Security Administration’s rules […]
VA Unemployability Requirements and Eligibility Individual Unemployability Requirements 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% or […]
Individual Unemployability Eligibility Regulations You must be a veteran You must have at least one service-connected disability rated at least 60%, OR Two or more service-connected disabilities at least one disability ratable at 40% or more with a combined rating of 70% or more. You must be unable to maintain substantially gainful employment as […]