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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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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Getting TDIU: VA Form 21-4192

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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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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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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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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TDIU Benefits plus odd jobs

TDIU Benefits Plus Odd Jobs

TDIU Benefits Plus Odd Jobs Incomes Can a veteran be disqualified for collecting TDIU Benefits plus odd jobs incomes? Many disabled Veterans do whatever they can to make ends meet. Often, their physical or mental disabilities prevent them from working a traditional 9-to-5 job. They may not even be able to work a steady part-time …

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