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...

What is the Difference Between PTSD and ASD?

  The Relationship Between PTSD and ASD Generally speaking, ASD (Acute Stress Disorder) precedes PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder). ASD is diagnosed within one month of the traumatic incident and cannot be diagnosed as ASD after that time. PTSD, however, can...
Individual Unemployability Is Not Always Unemployment

Individual Unemployability Is Not Always Unemployment

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US unemployment in December of 2016 remained steady, stalling at 4.7 percent. Veterans make up 424,000 of the unemployed – seven percent of the total. Not all of these unemployed veterans are receiving disability benefits...

How Do I Get a VA 100 Percent Disability Rating?

  There are two different ways to get 100% disability. The first is by having one or more disabilities that add up to a 100% disability rating. The other way to get 100% rating is through TDIU. TDIU stands for “Total Disability based on Individual...
The Service Connection November-December 2016

The Service Connection November-December 2016

Veterans’ Law Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 3 Changes to Camp Lejeune Disability Claims By Joseph Donnelly The Secretary of Veterans Affairs has decided there is sufficient scientific and medical evidence available to establish a presumption of connection between...
“Afghanistan War Syndrome” Does Not Exist, Says VA

“Afghanistan War Syndrome” Does Not Exist, Says VA

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims denies veterans who served in Afghanistan the VA compensation benefits available to those who served in Iraq. In Cox v. McDonald (decided November 7, 2016), the Court affirmed that veterans who served in Afghanistan do not...