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
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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.
Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin warned Wednesday that the VA is “still in critical condition” despite efforts that predate his tenure to reduce wait times for medical appointments and expand opportunities to seek care in the private … [Read more...] about WATCH: Veterans Affairs Secretary Shulkin says there’s ‘a lot of work to do’ to fix the system
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 … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits Claims