What PTSD Looks Like If you have PTSD, your symptoms may significantly affect your ability to work, maintain relationships, and function in everyday life. Some of the most debilitating symptoms of PTSD are:  Reliving: Veterans with PTSD may have troubling and disturbing memories that come back in the form of…

If you have a service-connected disability that prevents you from working, you may be entitled to individual unemployability. If the VA grants a Veteran’s claim for individual unemployability, the Veteran will receive monthly compensation as if he or she has a 100 percent rating even if he or she is…

Aid & Attendance Benefits

In addition to VA disability compensation, several other forms of increased compensation may be available to you or your spouse. One specific type of increased compensation is known as “Aid & Attendance” and may be paid as an increase to a veteran’s disability compensation or as an increase to a…

Do I Qualify for TDIU?

What Is TDIU? For veterans who are wondering, “Do I qualify for TDIU?” due to their service-connected disabilities, there might be 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 rating…

How to Apply for TDIU

How to 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 at…

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…