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 they can to appear dense and dodge the problem. If cornered, they order up the wrong DBQ or do x rays and "forget" to look for … [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 INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY CAP. CAN YOU EXPLAIN THE RATIONALE OF WHAT WENT THROUGH THE THOUGHT PROCESS THAT WENT THROUGH … [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.
VA TL 10-07 below Rescinds VA TL 07-01 | September 14, 2010 | SUBJ: Adjudication of Claims for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) PURPOSE Our purpose in issuing this training letter is to revise and clarify our policies and procedures concerning the adjudication of TDIU decisions in order to restore the original intention of the TDIU evaluation – … [Read more...] about Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 10-97 Rescinds 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 conditions. But, there is another way to be awarded a 100 percent rating: total disability based on individual unemployability … [Read more...] about Unemployability from Hill and Ponton
Read the full reportMost Prevalent SC Disabilities – by Disability Type - Numbers are the number of disabilities not veterans. One veteran may have multiple disabilities Most prevalent SC disabilities of all compensation recipientsTotal numberBody system Disability typeLimitation of motion of a joint or … [Read more...] about Most Prevalent Service Connected Disabilities FY 2016
I can't work if I'm getting Unemployability, right? 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”. These types of marginal employment are not considered as substantially gainful … [Read more...] about Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can.
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[Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog]When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing VA Disability Claims. 1. What benefits do you get from a VA … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
https://www.va.gov/vetdata/docs/Quickfacts/Stats_at_a_glance_06_04_16.PDF … [Read more...] about VA Statistics at a Glance March 2016
Secretary Shulkin Delivers His First ‘State of the VA’ Address WASHINGTON — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin delivered his first “State of the VA” address today, highlighting the activity and direction of the agency since his appointment in February. In his address, Secretary Shulkin stated that he wanted to update Veterans on the progress the agency … [Read more...] about State of the VA Fact Sheet May 2017