Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU, is a VA program that awards benefits at the 100% level without a 100% rating.Learn More
It is notoriously difficult to achieve a 100% disability rating the higher your rating is. In a system that is supposed to be helpful to veterans who are having issues making ends meet due to job security difficulties and provide the benefit of the doubt to the veteran, we all too often see veterans stuck at 60%, 70%, 80%, 90% ratings when they should really be at 100% rating compensation. The difference between a 90% rating and a 100% rating is significant. In 2020, a 90% rating is approximately $1,860 while a 100% rating is approximately over $3,000. Fortunately, there is a type of claim known as Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability, also known as TDIU, IU, or just Unemployability, that can help veterans receive 100% compensation while still being at a lower rating. In this section, we discuss everything about VA Unemployability.
Here are our Top 10 VA Unemployability blogs:
- VA Form 21-8940 - Tips on Filing For Individual Unemployability
- Unemployability Requirements You Need To Know
- How Do I Prove Unemployability?
- Can You Work and Receive VA Unemployability?
- TDIU – Total Disability Individual Unemployability
- Getting the Right TDIU Back Pay and Effective Date
- Common Errors in VA Decisions Involving TDIU
- VA Disability Compensation: Answering Questions About TDIU
- VA Benefits: Vocational Experts and Individual Unemployability
- VA Unemployability - The Back Door to 100% Rating
As a veteran, you may meet the eligibility requirements for both social security disability insurance (SSDI) and unemployability benefits. AlthoughLearn More
Many veterans are unable to work due to their service-connected disability. But if the United States Department of Veterans Affairs doesn't rate theirLearn More
Claims for “total disability on the basis of individual unemployability” or TDIU continue to be on the rise as more and more veterans are beingLearn More
Working & Receiving TDIU at The Same Time: Yes, It’s Possible Many of the blogs on our website have discussed the concept of TotalLearn More
What is TDIU (Individual Unemployability)? The goal for many disabled veterans is to get to a 100 percent disability rating, but this is not alwaysLearn More
VA Form 21-8940 Instructions: How Do You Apply for Individual Unemployability? When applying for disability benefits through the United StatesLearn More
TDIU Requirements: Part 1, Schedular Requirements Many disabilities can leave a veteran unable to maintain employment. The VA awards 100% disabilityLearn More
If I Apply for Unemployability, Am I Still Able To Work? One of the most common questions asked is, “If I apply for Individual Unemployability,Learn More
Matthew Hill: Hello and welcome to the Hill and Ponton VA video blog. I'm Matthew Hill with Carol Ponton. Today, we'd like to talk to you about a newLearn More
Disabled veterans receiving TDIU benefits through the Department of Veterans Affairs will need to verify their employment status to continue receivingLearn More
Matthew Hill: Hello, this is Matthew Hill with Carol Ponton, Hill & Ponton video blog. Today, we'd like to talk to you about unemployability andLearn More