Total Disability Individual Unemployability (IU) Appeals
Individual Unemployability (IU) is part of the VA’s disability compensation program. This program allows the VA to pay disability compensation to certain Veterans at the 100% rate, even though your service-connected disability may be below that level.
What are the eligibility requirements for IU?
If you are a Veteran and you have at least one service-connected disability rated at least at 60%, OR two or more service-connected disabilities with at least one disability ratable at 40% or more and with a combined rating of 70% or more, you may qualify. The other requirement is proving you cannot maintain substantially gainful employment due to service-connected disabilities.
Under some circumstances, the VA may grant this benefit with a lower disability rating. If there is evidence to show that the service-connected disability or disabilities create an unusual disability picture, the VA can modify the requirements. For example, if your disability requires frequent or ongoing periodic hospitalizations, your ability to hold down a job would not be possible.
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