How to increase your VA disability rating

How To Increase Your VA Disability Rating

Generally, a combination of a medical diagnosis, the disability’s symptoms, and its effect on the Veteran’s everyday life determines the amount of benefits the disabled Veteran receives. A change in any one of these areas could significantly, and positively, affect your VA disability rating. The amount of monthly financial benefits depends primarily on the disability rating. …

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TDIU Application And Proof

TDIU Application And Proof

Understanding TDIU Application And Proof This article explores some TDIU Application And Proof nuts and bolts. In many cases, the VA percentage rating system is an excellent way to determine the extent of disability and the appropriate amount of benefits. But in many instances, the rigid rating system does not capture the full extent of …

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TDIU Effective Dates

TDIU Effective Dates

What Does the Law Say About TDIU Effective Dates? It is critical to understand the legal aspects concerning TDIU Effective Dates. The proper backdating of a Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability claim, as well as the correct understanding of the nature of these claims, could mean thousands of dollars in additional benefits for your …

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TDIU Extraschedular Claim

TDIU Extraschedular Claim

TDIU Extraschedular Claim Under 38 CFR 4.16(b) What is a TDIU Extraschedular Claim Under 38 CFR 4.16(b)? While the Veterans Administration can be rather good at assessing disability ratings, there are a number of situations that do not fit neatly into numerical categories. For example, a Veteran might sustain a leg injury which causes a …

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C&P Doctor Derails A TDIU Application

C&P Doctor Derails A TDIU Application 

What Are My Options When The C&P Doctor Derails A TDIU Application? It’s not the last chance when a C&P Doctor Derails A TDIU Application. Most Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU) claimants must submit to Compensation and Pension medical examinations to determine the extent of their disabilities. Frequently, Compensation and Pension doctors do …

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VA back pay

VA Back Pay

How Much is My VA Back Pay? If I win my TDIU appeal, how much is my VA back pay? This question is important because Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits are often significant. Even if the Veteran is not 100% disabled, or even close to 100%, TDIU benefits for a 100% disability …

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VA Form 21-4192 in TDIU

VA Form 21-4192 in TDIU

VA Form 21-4192 in TDIU VA Cases? What is the VA Form 21-4192 in TDIU VA Cases? When Veterans request Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability benefits, they must list former employers on Form 21-8940. These listings automatically generate Form 21-4192. The VA sends these documents to the listed employers. The form requests job-related information, …

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IU-TDIU with Marginal Employment

(IU/TDIU) with Marginal Employment

Individual Unemployability (IU/TDIU) with Marginal Employment Can You Qualify for Individual Unemployability (IU/TDIU) with Marginal Employment? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 20% of all Veterans have a recognized disability. Many of these cases are partial disability matters.  As such, many Veterans believe they are only entitled to partial benefits. With regards to …

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TDIU Denied Due To Old Age

TDIU Denied Due To Old Age or Retirement? Can the VA have your claim for TDIU denied due to old age or retirement? The “Disability” in a “Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability” (TDIU) claim must be a service-related disability. According to 38 C.F.R. § 4.19, the claims examiner may not consider age in TDIU …

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