VA Unemployability for PTSD: A Comprehensive Guide

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that can occur after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. It can cause various symptoms, including flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety, and depression. For veterans, PTSD is a common condition that can significantly impact their ability to work and earn a living. Fortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs […]

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How Does the PACT Act Affect TDIU Benefits

How Does the PACT Act Affect TDIU Benefits? The Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxins Act (PACT Act) significantly expanded the number of illnesses presumed to be related to service through toxic exposure, mostly associated with burn pits and Agent Orange. However, the PACT Act did not significantly alter the VA’s disability rating system, […]

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Unemployability

Putting the “U” in TDIU: Proving “Unemployability” in a Total Disability Claim   How to put the “U” in TDIU and prove “Unemployability” in a Total Disability Claim. When a veteran is unable to work but the VA does not rate the veteran 100% disabled in the traditional sense, other ways of reaching totally disabled […]

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TDIU FORM

TDIU FORM: VA Form 21-4192 Disability is always subjective. A condition that might be disabling in one context might not be disabling in another. That is the main idea of a Total Disability de to Individual Unemployability claim. VA Form 21-4192 either establishes or undermines a Veteran’s contention that they are disabled. It might come […]

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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

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

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 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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Top Five FAQs About TDIU Benefits

What Are The Top Five FAQs About TDIU Benefits We are providing this summary of the top five FAQs about TDIU Benefits to assist veterans in setting expectations when filing their claims. Often, a 100% disability rating is a reasonable goal in a VA disability claim. The rating is typically based in large part on […]

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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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