- Unemployability Discussed During Fiscal Year 2018 Veterans Affairs Budget Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on his agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2018.
- Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 07-01
- Unemployability from Hill and Ponton
- Hot Topics – VA Disability Claims
- Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can.
Unemployability Discussed During Fiscal Year 2018 Veterans Affairs Budget Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin testified before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on his agency’s budget request for fiscal year 2018.
VA Secretary Shulkin Testifies on FY 2018 Budget38 U.S. Code § 1502 – Determinations with respect to disability4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual. VA Secretary Shulkin Testifies on FY 2018 Budget Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin testifies before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on his agency’s budget request for […]
General Requirements for Entitlement to IUSchedular RequirementsUnemployabilityAge FactorClaims for IUReasonably Raised or Informal ClaimsClaim for IU DefinedIU Claim DevelopmentVA Forms 21-8940 and 21-4192Medical EvidenceVocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service (VR&E) RecordsSocial Security Administration (SSA) RecordsRating ConsiderationsDate of ClaimApplication of 38 CFR 3.400(o)Effective Dates for Reasonably Raised IU ClaimsChapter 35 Benefits: Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational AssistanceContinuing Requirements […]
TDIU TWO-STEP ANALYSISEFFECTIVE DATEAFTER A TDIU DECISION Excerpt from Hill and Ponton’s What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) The goal for many veterans is to get to a 100 percent disability rating, but this is not always possible through the rating schedule due to an individual’s particular conditions. But, there is another way to […]
Am I automatically disqualified from consideration for IU because I have a job? No. In fact, unemployability does not always mean that a veteran is not working. The key, however, is that all income earned from employment must be at or below the poverty level, or from a job that is considered to be “sheltered”. […]
Disability Compensation is a tax free monetary benefit paid to Veterans with disabilities that are the result of a disease or injury incurred or aggravated during active military service. Compensation may also be paid for post-service disabilities that are considered related or secondary to disabilities occurring in service and for disabilities presumed to be related to circumstances of military service, even though they may arise after service. Generally, the degrees of disability specified are also designed to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses. Learn More
Fully Developed Claims
Filing a Fully Developed Claim (FDC) allows Veterans, Servicemembers and survivors the option to participate more fully in the claims process. When Veterans, Service Members and survivors provide all required evidence at the same time they submit a claim AND certify that they have no more evidence, VA can issue a decision faster.
Veterans may file the following types of FDC claims electronically:
- An injury, disability, or condition you believe occurred or was aggravated by your service
- A condition caused or aggravated by an existing service-related condition
File an Electronic FDC Today
- Go to eBenefits.va.gov to find a Veterans Service Officer who can provide free, expert assistance.
- Gather supporting documents, including your DD-214, service and private medical records, and buddy statements.
- Initiate your claim at eBenefits.va.gov or call 1-800-827-1000 for assistance.