TDIU VA compensation benefits are available to veterans who cannot work from service-connected disabilities. The VA will consider mental conditions, physical conditions, and secondary conditions.
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What are TDIU VA Compensation Benefits?
Individual Unemployability (IU) is short for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). IU benefits are for veterans that have employment issues related to their service-connected mental and physical impairments. IU benefits are payed by the Veterans Administration. These benefits are a safety net for veterans and their families.
Who can receive TDIU VA compensation benefits?
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) is for veterans that can no longer work. If your disabilities are impeding keeping or finding work, you could be entitled to TDIU VA compensation benefits.
How much do veterans get in TDIU VA compensation benefits?
Many veterans are receiving over $2,900 a month in VA compensation benefits. There are also VA compensation benefits for veterans who have dependent children and parents. Many veterans will have years of missing backpay they don’t even know about yet. Most veterans owed backpay ends up being a substantial amount.
IU benefits pay at the same rate as an 100 percent VA disability rating. You may also be owed back pay. This is the money you should have been receiving. The date your payments should have began is called your effective date. Many veterans will find their effective dates are years ago and they are owed a substantial amount of money from the Veterans Administration.
What if I was denied TDIU VA compensation benefits?
If you were denied TDIU VA benefits you might be able to appeal the Veterans Administration’s decision. Veterans who are denied TDIU VA benefits have up to one year to appeal. Unfortunately, appealing is a long and complicated process. If you wish to appeal, we highly suggest you hire a veterans disability benefits attorney.
What if I haven’t been in the service for years?
There is no time limit for veterans to file a TDIU compensation benefits claim. Most veterans file their TDIU compensation benefit claim years after they leave the service. You can receive benefits for your mental and physical impairments that are service-connected many years later. You don’t even necessarily have to be treating with a doctor the entire time. Lots of veterans avoid seeking mental or physical treatment for a long time.
Can I apply again if I applied years ago?
If you applied years ago you can re-apply. If you let your appeal period collapse, submitting a new initial application may be the best avenue to obtain IU VA benefits. There is no limit to how many times you can apply for IU VA benefits. Many veterans end up applying a couple times before they are approved.
Can I get TDIU Benefits and Social Security Disability?
If you are unable to work you may be able to receive both veterans benefits and Social Security Disability at the same time. However, being eligible for one disability benefit does not necessarily mean you are eligible for the other. VA benefits and Social Security benefits are administered by different government agencies. They each have their own guidelines, laws, and regulations. Being approved or denied by one agency does not affect your chances of receiving the other.
What military branches are eligible for IU VA Benefits?
Veterans in the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard are eligible for IU VA benefits. Some National Guard and Reservists are also eligible for IU VA benefits, but only if they were activated by the federal government. There are lots of regulations regarding National Guard and Reservists eligibility.
How long does it take to get IU VA Benefits?
Each case is different and some IU VA benefit decisions are decided faster than others. However, The Washington Times reports that veterans are waiting 1,200 days on average for their appeal to be decided. Many IU VA benefits claims are denied and must be appealed simply because the veteran did not know the laws that favor their position. VA law is much more complex than many veterans realize.
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Can I afford a TDIU VA compensation benefits attorney?
Yes! Woods and Woods VA disability attorneys never charges a penny unless we win your TDIU benefits claim. We never bill by the hour and we never charge for a phone call. If you lose your TDIU benefits claim you owe us nothing. Woods and Woods has teams of doctors, lawyers, paralegals, psychologists, and case managers to help you win your veterans benefits claim. For your free legal consultation about TDIU benefits, simply fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.