Today we want to talk to you about individual unemployability and a big mistake we see, and that is the timing of the filing of the paperwork for that. A lot of times what we’ll see is somebody is not working and they’re filing for service connected compensation for their back or their headaches or their allergies, and they’re not service connected yet.
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- Why this matters to you:
- If the disability prevents you from working, then file for unemployability when you file the claim.
- It preserves an earlier effective date, which can mean thousands of dollars in retroactive compensation.
- Don’t listen to the naysayers, VA reps, VSO’s etc will tell you
Unemployability (IU) Guide from Hill and Ponton
A veteran will receive compensation at the 100% disability rating level if his/her service connected disabilities prevent the veteran from being able to get a job and keep the job. A Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU … [Read more…]
Can I work and receive TDIU? Yes, in some cases you can
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…]
Total Disability Ratings Based on Individual Unemployability (IU) – VA Training Letter 10-97 Rescinds Training Letter 07-01
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 … [Read more…]