This article explains how veterans get their VA Individual Unemployability back pay. This article also covers missing back pay, back pay amounts, and appealing. We’ll explain how many veterans end up missing thousands of dollars in IU back pay.
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What exactly is VA Individual Unemployability back pay?
Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) Benefits, also known as Individual Unemployability Benefits, are for veterans who cannot work from service-connected disabilities.
Back pay is the money you should have been receiving while you were waiting on the VA to approve or deny your claim. Veterans who are eligible for Individual Unemployability Benefits often receive a lump-sum check from the Veterans Administration, known as back pay. Too often, veterans only receive their VA Individual Unemployability back pay to the date they applied – that is not the date you should have started receiving VA Individual Unemployability Benefits.
Your back pay should go all the way back to your “effective date” – this can be years before you started applying. The problem is that effective dates can be hard to determine. The Veterans Administration often gets effective dates wrong and many veterans don’t know the VA got their effective date wrong. This simple mistake can cost veterans thousands of dollars.
How much should I receive in VA Individual Unemployability back pay?
Every veterans Individual Unemployability Benefits case is different. Currently, Individual Unemployability Benefits pay started veterans at $2,973.86 per month. Because it can take a while to be approved for Individual Unemployability Benefits, the back pay owed to you can add up fast.
If you missed five years of compensation, you would be owed $178,431.60 in VA Individual Unemployability back pay.
Many veterans are also owed VA Individual Unemployability back pay for dependent children and parents. Other veterans may be eligible for Aid and Attendance benefits.
Individual Unemployability attorney Neil Woods answers common questions about IU benefits:
What if the VA says I’m not entitled to VA Individual Unemployability back pay?
If you applied and received an Individual Unemployability Benefit denial you have the option to appeal. Woods & Woods VA Disability Benefits Attorneys have filed thousands of appeals against the Veterans Administration. If you were denied, just know that is not the end of the road. If you end up winning your appeal, you will receive your VA Individual Unemployability back pay.
If you had a random VA employee tell you that you are not eligible – apply anyway. Many VA employees simply don’t know VA Individual Unemployability Benefits laws. Never take advice from a random VA employee who tells you you are not eligible – how would they know? They may not review your medical records and they likely didn’t go do legal research to help you with your claim.
How do I get my missing Individual Unemployability back pay?
The VA Disability lawyers at Woods & Woods have filed appeals for thousands of veterans who are missing back pay from the VA. You can get your missing back pay – even if you don’t discover the missing back pay until years later. Unfortunately, missing back pay is more common than you would think.
- Step One: Legal Consultation
Give Woods & Woods a call and learn about your eligibility. We will answer all your questions and have you tell us about your mental and physical disabilities. Legal consultations are free and confidential.
- Step Two: Free IU Application Help
If you need to apply, Woods & Woods can help you get started. If you were denied Individual Unemployability (IU) disability benefits we can help you appeal.
- Step Three: Hire IU Lawyer
After hiring Woods & Woods, your Individual Unemployability lawyer will get all the evidence you need to win your claim. Our legal team often works with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to prove you are disabled and can no longer work.
- Step Four: We Take Over Your Case
We take over all communication with the Veterans Administration. You don’t have to wait on hold with the VA anymore – you call Woods & Woods.
- Step Five: We Submit Everything For Your Appeal
We submit everything for your claim to the Veterans Administration. That means we gather all the medical evidence, have doctors write reports, craft your legal argument, write a brief, and do this all within strict time limits.
- Step Six: VA Makes Decision On Your Claim
The Veterans Administration makes a decision on your claim. Remember, you only pay our lawyers if you obtain VA benefits. If your claim is not successful, you don’t owe us a penny.
Should I hire a lawyer to get my VA Individual Unemployability back pay?
Guess what every client at Woods & Woods VA disability lawyers has in common? They were all denied Veterans Benefits before becoming our client. Many of them relied on free VSO’s or did their application on their own. There are a lot of unqualified Veterans Service Officers out there and many of them do terrible work for veterans. Their services are free – but you get what you pay for.
When you hire Woods & Woods VA disability compensation lawyers, you get a team of highly-qualified lawyers working on your case. We work with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to help you win your claim. When you hire us, you will be assigned to a case manager – that means you always have someone to call and ask questions about your case. We work hard to keep clients informed about the status of their claim. Through teamwork and dedication, we help disabled veterans get the VA Individual Unemployability back pay they deserve.
Woods & Woods Individual Unemployability lawyer explains what it takes to get IU benefits from the VA:
Frequently Asked Questions About Individual Unemployability Back Pay
Every veteran is going to be owed a different amount of money for their Individual Unemployability back pay. There is no set standard amount you will receive.
You should receive your Individual Unemployability back pay when the Veterans Administration approves your claim.
Every veteran’s case is different. Your effective date determines how far back your Individual Unemployability back pay should go. Your effective date is usually not the same day you applied for Individual Unemployability benefits.
You should always investigate and find out if your effective date was given correctly. Consider this, Individual Unemployability benefits pay a minimum of $2,973.86. If you are missing twelve months of Individual Unemployability back pay you could be out $35,686.32.
Talk to us about your Individual Unemployability back pay for free.
If you can’t work from service-connected mental and physical impairments, you might be able to receive Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits from the Veterans Administration. VA Unemployability benefits for veterans can help get your life back in order if you can’t keep or obtain meaningful employment. Veterans who receive accommodations at work may also be eligible to receive Individual Unemployability benefits.