Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled

TDIU And Disability

TDIU And Disability   Is TDIU the Same as 100% Disabled?   Veterans with more than one service-connected disability or with a highly rated disability, which affect their ability to work, may apply for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU. TDIU is a rated condition separate from the normal rating scheme, which looks …

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The Two Components Of TDIU Claims

Components Of TDIU Claims

The Two Components Of TDIU Claims There are two components of TDIU claims.  Sometimes, the Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability claims are straightforward. The veteran is not working, a VA doctor says the Veteran cannot work, and the Veteran has a disability rating that meets the requirements. But other times, there is some doubt …

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Apply For TDIU

Apply For TDIU

Apply For TDIU How Do You Apply For TDIU Benefits? Frequently, the key to obtaining Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability benefits is successfully filling out VA Form 21-8940. It is an application for Individual Unemployability disability benefits for a service-connected condition that prevents you from keeping a steady job. This form has some glaring …

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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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Total Disability for Individual Unemployability

FAQ Total Disability for Individual Unemployability

FAQ: Total Disability for Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU) VA Benefits Generally, maximum benefits are available to Veterans who are completely disabled with Total Disability for Individual Unemployability. Their mental or physical disabilities are so egregious that they are essentially housebound. However, many Veterans are eligible for Total Disability Due to Individual Unemployability status. In …

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FAQ about TDIU

FAQ About TDIU

FAQ About TDIU We hope to clear up any misinformation with the FAQ about TDIU. For the most part, the VA disability system is rather objective. Claims Examiners usually look at the Veteran’s diagnosis and symptoms in order to determine the disability rating. Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU) is different. These …

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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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