Are you or a loved one completely unemployable due to an injury from military service? If so, you may be eligible to receive disability compensation from the VA.
In this blog post, you will find information to help you move forward with your individual unemployability claim.
Hiring a reliable VA attorney is the first step toward getting the compensation you deserve for your service-related disability. Continue reading to learn more.
What is TDIU?
TDIU stands for total disability individual unemployability. When veterans have a TDIU rating, this means that the Department of Veterans Affairs found them unable to obtain gainful employment due to an injury sustained while in the military. If your service-related disability is preventing you from being a productive member of the work force, you may be eligible for a TDIU rating.
In order to receive a TDIU rating, you must have served in the U.S. military and have at least one service-related disability (at least a 60% rating). As an alternative to the second condition, you must have two or more service-related injuries (one must be at least 40% or higher with a combined disability ratable of 70% or more). The idea is that you are unable to keep gainful employment, which does not include odd jobs or marginal employment.
Who can help me receive VA disability compensation for individual unemployability?
Even if the Department of Veterans Affairs has denied you a TDIU rating in the past, you may still have chance of winning your individual unemployability case. If you need help receiving compensation from the VA for individual unemployability, you should consider contacting an experienced VA disability attorney in your area.
If you do not meet the criteria for a TDIU rating, please keep in mind that you might be able to petition the Department of Veterans Affairs for an “extra-scheduler” rating at 100%. This means that you will be considered as a special case outside of the VA’s regular rating system.
The Department of Veterans Affairs looks at your education, work history, and medical records to make a determination. In order to build a strong case, it’s important that you work together with your VA disability compensation attorney to gather evidence to prove your claim.
If you are interested in hearing more about individual unemployability and how it may impact your VA benefits please contact our VA disability lawyer at 1-844-838-5297. At VA Disability Group, our VA attorneys strive to help you get the benefits you deserve.