Veterans who are unable to work due to their service-related disabilities may qualify for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits through the VA. There are a number of factors that can affect a veteran’s TDIU claim, but the Veterans Law Group is here to help. Call or contact us today to learn more about what can affect.
VA Disability and Social Security: Can I Receive Benefits For Both A Social Security Disability Award And A VA Total Disability Award Based Upon Individual Unemployability (TDIU)?
Yes, you can! Social Security disability benefits are not offset against benefits received under a VA TDIU award and vice versa. A veteran can receive both VA disability and Social Security disability. However, make sure you understand the difference between a TDIU award and non-service-connected pension award. A TDIU award requires showing proof of being unemployable due to one.
“Disability” is not just a medical issue. Frequently, the d-word has educational, vocational, legal, and other implications, as well. Because disabilities are subjective, the VA’s disability rating system is not always appropriate. In these cases, the Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) VA benefits system might be more appropriate. So, even if you are not rated at 100% disabled,.
In many cases, eligibility for VA benefits is completely objective. Applicants must have the proper service background along with a current disability, and there must be a nexus (direct or indirect connection) between these two things. Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability, however, is a bit different. As the name implies, this area is more subjective. Benefits depend not.
The only constant in life is change. Soldiers are trained to be prepared for the unexpected, and to adapt to changing circumstances on a moment’s notice. Upon return to civilian life, especially when dealing with the effects of injury or trauma from your military service, you are hoping for more predictability. Predictability in disability payments and the ability (or inability).
Filling out paperwork isn’t what you planned to do as a military member, and filling out paperwork after your discharge to obtain disability benefits can seem overwhelming sometimes. We get it, but if you want a favorable TDIU decision, some dreaded paperwork is necessary. The VA is now requiring that veterans submit Form 21-8940 at some point prior to.
As a military member, you get used to accomplishing what seems impossible every day and so it’s hard to acknowledge that you may meet the VA’s criteria for a TDIU rating of 100% unemployability. It may seem like you are giving up, but it isn’t. It’s just making sure you and your family are receiving benefits to which they are.
Now that you or your spouse have completed your active military duty and returned to the civilian world, you may feel like you have merely exchanged one set of stresses for another, including navigating the VA’s application process for any disability benefits to which you might be entitled. You might have heard about TDIU – total disability individual unemployability -.
As a soldier, you do whatever task is assigned to you without questions and with a strong sense of duty. Therefore, it’s not much of a surprise that after discharge, veterans take whatever job opportunities present themselves with the same level of commitment and duty. What they don’t know is that even if they have managed to find a job.
If you have worked with the VA long enough, it probably comes as no surprise to learn that the VA often disagrees about claims of total disability individual unemployability (TDIU). Vocational experts can go a long way in proving that a veteran does in fact qualify for TDIU. In cases without vocational experts, the VA relies on VA doctors to.