Do I Qualify for TDIU?

What Is TDIU? For veterans who cannot work due to their service-connected disabilities, Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU) might provide some relief. If granted, TDIU grants 100 percent disability benefits to the veteran even if his or her disabilities do not add up to 100 percent under the…

How to Apply for TDIU

How do I apply for TDIU? Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) allows the VA to pay some disabled veterans as if they were rated at 100% disability. For example, if a veteran has been trained for the construction trade but can’t work because of a service-connected disability rated…

How to Apply for TDIU

In our last two blog posts, we have discussed the requirements for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU), as well as some of the evidence that can help establish your claim. But how do you go about applying for TDIU? You will need to fill out VA Form 21-8940.…

In our last post, we discussed what the requirements were for what’s called a “schedular” Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) or Individual Unemployability (IU) rating. Generally speaking, you need at least one service-connected disability rated at 60 percent or higher, or at least one service-connected disability rated at…

TDIU & Todd v. McDonald

Evelyn Todd brought argument on behalf of her deceased husband, Robert M. Todd, for entitlement to total disability based on individual unemployability (TDIU) under the theories of both schedular evaluation and extra-schedular evaluation. The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court) remanded the case for further development by the Board…

According to 38 USCS section 1114(s), if a veteran has a service-connected disability rated as total and has additional service-connected disability or disabilities independently ratable at 60 percent or more, the monthly compensation will be adjusted accordingly. In other words, veterans may qualify for 160 percent or what some refer…