Unemployable and Unemployed for TDIU

Unemployable and Unemployed for TDIU

What is the Difference Between “Unemployable” and “Unemployed” for TDIU Purposes? This article will clear up any misinformation regarding Unemployable and Unemployed for TDIU Purposes.  Most people consider these two words synonymous. But in the context of a Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability claim, there is a big difference between the two. 2001’s Roberson …

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TDIU Extra-Schedular Claims

TDIU Extra-Schedular Claims

TDIU Extra-Schedular Claims: A Closer Look In many ways, a Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability, TDIU extra-schedular claims are a back-up to a back-up. If the Veteran does not have a 100% disability, a TDIU claim could still mean 100% benefits. And, if a Veteran does not qualify for standard TDIU, extra-schedular TDIU might …

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Evaluate TDIU Claims

Evaluate TDIU Claims

How Does The VA Evaluate TDIU Claims? It’s critical to know how the VA will evaluate TDIU claims before you file for benefits. Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU) claims are much different from other Veterans Administration disability claims. TDIU matters are not quite original determinations and not quite pure reconsiderations. In 2009, the …

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CUE Appeals

CUE Appeals

CUE Appeals: A Case Study Here we present a Case Study of CUE Appeals. Claims Examiners are under more pressure than ever to quickly evaluate claims and make decisions. As a result, Clear and Unmistakable Error cases are more common than ever. Claims Examiners are so rushed that they often overlook obvious bits of evidence …

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TDIU And Vocational Rehab

TDIU And Vocational Rehab

TDIU And Vocational Rehab Benefits Are you considering applying for TDIU And Vocational Rehab Benefits (VR&E)? Veterans can certainly ask for Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU) and Veteran Readiness and Employment (VR&E) benefits.  But (and you probably knew a “but” was coming) these programs address two different needs. As the name implies, TDIU …

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The Five Types of SMC

Five Types of SMC

The Five Types of SMC – Special Monthly Compensation Benefits Here you may learn of the five types of SMC or Special Monthly Compensation Benefits. In most cases, the VA disability rating system determines the amount of monthly compensation that disabled Veterans receive. However, according to the VA, some disabilities are so severe that the …

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