What VA Benefits are available to unemployed veterans?
If you are a disabled veteran who can no longer work, you may be entitled to Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits. These benefits pay disabled veterans a minimum of $2,906.83 per month.
The Veterans Administration offers VA Benefits to veterans that can no longer work. There are two different types of benefits available to unemployed veterans: VA Disability Compensation Benefits and VA Pension Benefits. VA Compensation Benefits are for service-connected impairments while VA Pension Benefits are for low-income veterans. Veterans with service-connected disabilities may be eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits.
How much can unemployed veterans receive in VA Benefits?
Veterans eligible for TDIU benefits will receive the same amount as a 100 percent VA disability rating – which is over $2,900 a month. Some unemployed veterans are receiving over $3,400 a month in unemployability benefits from the Veterans Administration. Veterans that have dependent children and parents can receive extra money – which takes the total to over $3,400. Lots of veterans find they have years of missing VA Individual Unemployability back pay and are owed a significant amount of money from the Veterans Administration.
What are service-connected impairments for VA Benefits?
Service-connected impairments are mental or physical disabilities caused by active-duty service. Any condition that is secondary to a service-connected disability may also be considered service-connected. These secondary service-connected impairments are often overlooked by veterans when applying.
How do I apply for unemployability VA Benefits?
Applying for VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans can be difficult to do on your own. The confusing paperwork can leave veterans and their families discouraged from applying. The wait times have increased because of the number of veterans. In 2010, the Veterans Administration estimated there were roughly 23 million living veterans.
If you need help applying for VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans, call Woods & Woods. We can help you apply for VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans. There is never a charge for help with the application. Simply call (866) 232-5777 or fill out the free claim evaluation form.
If I was previously denied, can I appeal?
If you were previously denied Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits for unemployability, you may be able to appeal that decision from the Veterans Administration. There is a one year window for appealing a decision from the Veterans Administration. If you have let your appeal period collapse, you can re-apply for VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans. That means you will have to re-submit an initial application again.
Can I afford a VA Benefits lawyer?
Yes! Woods & Woods veterans disability benefits lawyers never charge a penny unless you win your appeal. Our fee is a percentage of your backpay and case expenses. If we lose your claim you owe us nothing. We will never touch your future benefits. Our law firm does not bill by the hour. Woods & Woods never charges for phone calls. We always offer free legal consultations to anyone.
Why call Woods & Woods VA Benefits lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has been representing disabled people. In that time, we have helped thousands of veterans and their families. Our VA Benefits lawyers help veterans nationwide. We know the complex VA system and help veterans everyday. For help please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Find out if you are eligible for VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans.
Want to find out if you are eligible for VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans? Give Woods & Woods a call. We offer free TDIU claim evaluations to anyone. You can ask us all the questions you want and learn about VA Benefits for unemployed disabled veterans.
Many veterans don’t know that they can receive both TDIU benefits and Social Security Disability at the same time. If you are not yet receiving Social Security Disability, we may be able to help you get those benefits as well.