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…

SSDI and VA Benefits

By Stephani Bennett, Veterans Attorney Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and VA Disability Benefits exist to provide a safety net for the disabled. Nothing prevents qualifying Veterans from receiving both benefits and there is no offset. In other words, a Veteran can receive both benefits entirely. However, receipt of one…

Understanding the Rating System A veteran’s ability to continue working while suffering from PTSD is dependent upon the severity, frequency and duration of the symptoms experienced. To qualify for TDIU (total disability based on individual unemployability) on a schedular basis, veterans must show: they have a rating of at least…

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 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. In this article, we will establish how to apply for TDIU benefits. First and foremost, you will need…

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…