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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Putting the “U” in TDIU

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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All About VA Form 21-4142

Form 21-4142

All About VA Form 21-4142 VA Form 21-4142 gives the VA permission to obtain your personal information from non-VA sources, like private physicians or hospitals. In many cases, a medical release form like this one is a standard part of the process. The issuing agency receives it, processes it, and keeps it on file. However, …

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Service-Related Connection

Service-Related Connection

Establishing a Service-Related Connection in VA Disability Claims Defining a service-related connection. In a nutshell, any illness or injury which occurred while the Veteran was on active duty. Whether or not the illness or injury was directly tied to military activity, like a combat or training injury, is service-related for VA disability purposes.  Generally, illnesses include …

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Backdating a VA Disability Claim blog

Backdating VA Disability Claims 

Properly Backdating VA Disability Claims  We want to stress the importance of properly backdating VA disability Claims.  Full VA disability financial benefits could be several thousand dollars a month, depending on the circumstances of the case. So, a few months of back benefits could mean several thousand dollars. A few years of back benefits could …

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2021 VA Disability Rates

2021 VA Disability Rates

About 2021 VA Disability Rates Information on 2021 VA disability rates. Beginning January 1, VA disability recipients should notice a small bump in their monthly checks. The Cost of Living Allowance increase for 2021, which is based on information provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is 1.3%. Social Security benefits should increase at the …

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What Is Individual Unemployability

Individual Unemployability

What is Individual Unemployability (IU)? Individual Unemployability (IU) is a part of VA’s disability compensation program.  This program allows the VA to pay certain Veterans compensation at the 100% rate.  Veterans can get benefits even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the 100% level. What  Are The Eligibility Criteria For Individual Unemployability? …

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