Special Monthly compensation was granted by Congress and they're pretty stingy unless we're talking about their paycheck. As for us, disability is a variable open to VA's interpretation. I find fighting them is like herding cats. They'll do anything … [Read more...] about Special Monthly Compensation – open to VA’s interpretation and unfamiliar to many raters.
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https://www.c-span.org/video/?429945-1/va-secretary-shulkin-testifies-fy-2018-budgetUnemployability Excerpt starts at 00:53:03 video CHAIRMAN ISAKSON>I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET FOR A MINUTE IF I MAY. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE … [Read more...] about 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.
Benefits granted under the VA rating schedule are intended to compensate veterans for the average impairment in earning capacity that results from service-connected disease or injury. IU is a special additional benefit to address the truly unique … [Read more...] about Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 07-01
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 … [Read more...] about Unemployability from Hill and Ponton
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 … [Read more...] about Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can.