What is “Individual Unemployability Compensation”?
The Individual Unemployability Compensation is a part of VA’s disability compensation program. This allows the VA to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate. Even though VA has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level.
What are the Eligibility Requirements for the Individual Unemployability Benefit?
- You must be a Veteran
- You must have at least one service connected disability rated at least at 60%, OR
- Two or more service connected disabilities at least one disability ratable at 40 percent or more with a combined rating of 70 percent or more.
- You must be unable to maintain substantially gainful employment as a result of service-connected disabilities. The VA does not consider marginal employment, such odd jobs as substantial gainful employment.
There are also Evidence Requirements:
- Evidence of at least one service connected disability AND
- That the service-connected disability or disabilities are sufficient, without regard to other factors, to prevent performing the mental and/or physical tasks required to get or keep substantially gainful employment AND
- That one disability is ratable at 60 percent or more, OR
- If more than one disability exists, one disability is ratable at 40 percent or more with a combined rating of 70 percent or more.
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