In our practice, claims for a total disability rating due to individual unemployability (TDIU) are among the most common claims we handle. Our goal isLearn 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
How Do I Prove Unemployability?
A lot of veterans think that not being able to get or hold a job is enough for them to prove to the VA that they are unemployable. Unfortunately, thisLearn More
Why Vocational Assessments are Important for Your Case
If you have worked with the VA long enough, you have probably come to realize that you and the VA often do not see eye-to-eye. Certainly, thisLearn More
Video Blog – Individual Unemployability – When to File
https://youtu.be/N4WWQ0hx5p0 Matthew Hill: Hello and welcome to another Hill and Ponton video blog. I'm Matthew Hill. Carol Ponton: I'mLearn More
Eligibility for Unemployability While Still Working
In our blog about working and receiving Unemployability, we outline how Veterans can continue to be employed while receiving the VA benefit calledLearn More
Can I combine ratings for TDIU?
To even be considered for Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU) with the VA, you must have at least the following ratingsLearn More
Exploring Marginal & Sheltered Employment for TDIU Benefits
The path to total disability benefits can be challenging. However, many veterans will pursue total disability based on individual unemployabilityLearn More
Video Blog – When should you file for unemployability with the VA?
https://youtu.be/leIBkBRFwQc Matthew Hill: Hello, this is Matthew Hill for the Hill and Ponton VA video blog. I'm here with Carol Ponton andLearn More
VA Disability Compensation: Answering Questions About TDIU
Due to the VA’s method of combining, rather than adding together, a veteran’s disability ratings, it is sometimes difficult for a veteranLearn More
Video Blog – VA Disability Rating Threshold for IU
https://youtu.be/Ho-zm6JIa5A Matthew Hill: Hello and welcome to the Hill & Ponton VA video blog. I'm Matthew Hill. Carol Ponton: I'mLearn More
Migraines & Your Claim for Individual Unemployability
Migraine headaches have become a growing problem for veterans as they return home from deployments. In fact, one study shows an increase of nearly 60%Learn More
How Does TDIU Work?
When you are entitled to compensation benefits for a service connected disability, the VA rates it to determine the amount of money you shouldLearn More