FAQ: Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

How much do TDIU benefits pay monthly? Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits pay the same as a 100% VA Disability rating. Veterans who are eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits should receive a minimum of $2,906.83 a month. There is extra compensation for veterans who have dependent children and parents.

What if I was denied TDIU benefits? Being denied Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits is common. If you were denied TDIU benefits, you have the option to appeal. However, you only have one year to appeal the Veterans Administrations bad decision. Our VA benefit appeals lawyers can help.

My appeal period is over, what now? If you did not appeal your Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits decision within one year, you can always re-apply. Veterans with service-connected mental and physical disabilities can apply as many times as they like.

Should I hire a TDIU benefits lawyer? The VA does not require you to hire a lawyer, but we highly suggest you do. Our Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits lawyers will protect your rights. The VA will have a lawyer, shouldn’t you?

What impairments count towards TDIU benefits? Any mental or physical impairment that is from your time in service should count towards your Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits claim.

Who can get TDIU benefits? If you are eligible for VA disability benefits, you may be eligible for TDIU benefits. Veterans that served active-duty and left with an honorable discharge are usually eligible for VA disability benefits.

What impairments do TDIU benefits cover? Any mental or physical impairment that is service-connected is covered by TDIU benefits. Mental and physical impairments that are caused by your service-connected disabilities are also covered by TDIU benefits.

If I was denied TDIU benefits, what do I do now? If you were denied TDIU benefits, you can appeal. But be aware that you only have one year to appeal. After that one year, you can re-apply.

How long does it take to get TDIU benefits? There is no set amount of time the Veterans Administration must make a decision by. Some veterans get TDIU benefits relatively quick while other veterans’ cases take longer.

What does it cost to hire a TDIU lawyer? There is no upfront fee to hire a TDIU benefits lawyer. Woods & Woods only charges if you obtain VA disability benefits. If you do not obtain VA disability benefits, you owe us nothing.

How Our Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits Lawyers Help

If you hire Woods & Woods Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits lawyers, you get our decades of experience and knowledge working for you. Our lawyers work with doctors, psychologists, and vocational experts to prove you can’t work because of your disabilities. We know the VA system. If you have questions, give us a call. There is never a charge to call and ask questions. Woods & Woods is here to help.

Woods & Woods veterans disability lawyers help veterans with their VA unemployability claims. If you can’t work and you’re a veteran, you might be entitled to Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits. Our law firm has been dedicated to helping injured and disabled people since 1985. Our Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits disability lawyers only charge if we win your benefits. The skilled and knowledgeable attorneys at Woods & Woods, know Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits law well. We fight to get clients the compensation they deserve from the Veterans Administration.

Not sure what to do to get your TDIU benefits? Give us a call. For free, we will give you a free VA claim evaluation. We want you to understand your rights as a veteran. If you can’t work from service-connected mental and physical disabilities, you deserve TDIU benefits. This isn’t a government handout, you earned these benefits when your honorably served our country.

Eligibility and Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits

Veterans who wish to receive Total Disability Individual Unemployability TDIU benefits must be eligible by the Veterans Administrations guidelines. First, veterans must have a service-connected mental or physical impairment. This disability must have been caused or aggravated by your time in the service. Second, veterans wishing to obtain TDIU benefits must have been considered active-duty during their military career. Third, you must not have a dishonorable discharge. This is an overgeneralization of eligibility and we encourage you to contact us for eligibility questions.

Total Disability Individual Unemployability benefits are for veterans who can no longer work due to service-connected disabilities. If you are not yet service-connected, Woods & Woods can help. Below are the general requirements for obtaining TDIU benefits. If you have any questions, give us a call.

  • You must be a veteran
  • You must have service-connected disabilities
  • You must not have been discharged dishonorably
  • 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).

 

Applying for TDIU Disability Benefits

Veterans who wish to apply for Total Disability Individual Unemployability TDIU benefits must submit an initial application to the Veterans Administration. You should list all your mental and physical impairments you believe are from or aggravated by your time in the service. Veterans should not forget to list all secondary service-connected impairments. For example, if you were exposed to Agent Orange and have diabetes, your high blood pressure may now also be considered service-connected.

If you have any questions regarding applying for TDIU disability benefits, you can always call our law firm. We can give you free advice on applying for TDIU disability benefits. There is never a charge for help with the initial application process.

 

TDIU VA Benefits Denials

Unfortunately, too many veterans are denied their Total Disability Individual Unemployability TDIU benefits. If you were recently denied TDIU benefits, you may have the option to appeal the Veteran Administration’s initial decision. Veterans wishing to obtain TDIU benefits must  appeal within one year of the date the decision was made. Veterans that have let their TDIU appeal period collapse do have the option to re-apply for VA benefits. That means that you will have to re-submit your initial application and start the process over from the beginning.

 

TDIU Monthly Compensation

Veterans who are eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability TDIU benefits can receive over $2,900 a month from the VA. There is also extra monthly compensation for disabled veterans with dependent children and parents. Many veterans will be entitled to back pay when their VA appeal is finished. That means you could be owed TDIU benefits dating back years. If it is determined you are eligible for back pay, you may receive that money in a lump sum check form the Veterans Administration.

 

Social Security Disability and TDIU Benefits

Veterans can receive both Social Security Disability benefits and Total Disability Individual Unemployability TDIU benefits at the same time. However, being eligible for one disability benefit does not mean you are automatically entitled to the other disability benefits. The Social Security Administration and the Veterans Administration have very different guidelines on eligibility. Veterans wishing to receive Social Security Disability and TDIU benefits must submit separate applications to each bureaucracy.

 

Hiring a TDIU Benefit Lawyer

We highly suggest you contact a veterans benefits lawyer to assist you with obtaining your Total Disability Individual Unemployability TDIU benefits. The Veterans Administration is a maze of thousands of federal regulations and deadlines that could seriously effect your chances of obtaining TDIU benefits. When you hire Woods & Woods, our team of lawyers, doctors, case managers, psychologists, and vocational experts go to work for you. We never charge a penny unless you win your TDIU benefits. If you need TDIU benefits help, we are here.


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