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Individual Unemployability – When to File – Hill & Ponton, P.A.

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[no_toc]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


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