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Securing TDIU Awards

July 12, 2018

Nearly every veteran representative is familiar with total disability ratings based upon individual unemployability (TDIU). They are the most common way for obtaining a 100% disability rating, given the difficulty of securing a total disability rating under the stringent criteria of the VA Schedule. Two subsections of 38 C.F.R. § 4.16 provide for TDIU ratings: 38 C.F.R. § 4.16(a) & …

Terminating TDIU Awards

December 28, 2017

Defending Against Proposed Reductions of 100% Disability Awards Based Upon Individual Unemployability (TDIU) As some of you may already know, the VA is permitted to review existing total disability awards based upon individual unemployability (TDIU) to determine if new evidence has come to light establishing the veteran’s capacity to obtain and maintain substantial gainful employment. However, before reducing a TDIU …