38CFR4 Total Disability Ratings §4.15 Total disability ratings. The ability to overcome the handicap of disability varies widely among individuals. The rating, however, is based primarily upon the average impairment in earning capacity, that is, upon the economic or industrial handicap which must be overcome and not from individual success in overcoming … [Read more...] about 38CFR4 Total Disability Ratings
Individual Unemployability is a part of VA's disability compensation program that allows Veterans Affairs to pay certain Veterans disability compensation at the 100% rate, even though Veterans Affairs has not rated their service-connected disabilities at the total level. Eligibility Requirements: You must be a Veteran You must have at least one service connected … [Read more...] about Individual Unemployability
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. Sourced through … [Read more...] about Individual Unemployability – When to File – Hill & Ponton, P.A.
https://www.c-span.org/video/?429945-1/va-secretary-shulkin-testifies-fy-2018-budget Unemployability 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
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.
Back on January 12th, 2017, I won a CUE as well as permanent IU via a decision from a review officer, I won both on the spot. So here it is some 6 weeks later, and I still haven't heard anything. No information on Ebenefits page, no contact from my American Legion rep-hell he won't even return my calls! I called the 800 number, and they don't have anything … [Read more...] about How long from decision to notification?
100% disability. Speak to any veteran at the VA offices and you will quickly understand that a 100% rating is not as simple as you would think. However, there is a “backdoor” way that is often overlooked by veterans hoping to be compensated fairly for disabilities that keep them from working: Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU). Currently, … [Read more...] about Unemployability (IU) Guide from Hill and Ponton
GAO identified various options for revising eligibility requirements and the structure of the Individual Unemployability benefit. Six options focus on eligibility requirements, such as considering additional criteria when determining unemployability and applying an age cap of 65. The seventh option would change the benefit structure by reducing payments as beneficiaries earn … [Read more...] about VA Can Better Ensure Unemployability Decisions Are Well Supported
Asknod talks about unemployability TDIU. What it is and what it isn’t. What it was. Where it’s heading. And why. Jerrel Cook, John Basser and I will be smoking fine Havana cigars tomorrow afternoon because we can now. Just kidding. They might but I quit. We’ll discuss why IU is in danger of a haircut because VA can’t pay their bills. Read more from Asknod … [Read more...] about Unemployability – From the podcast