Many veterans find that it is incredibly difficult to qualify for a 100% rating based on the VA’s rating schedule. For some disabilities likeLearn 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
TDIU – The VA’s Position on Employment Issues
When a veteran pursues a disability rating through the VA, his or her ultimate goal is usually to reach a 100% rating. In most cases, this is theLearn More
A Veteran’s Path to TDIU: Schedular Versus Extra-Schedular Part 2
If a veteran who is unable to work due to service-connected disabilities does not meet the rating requirements discussed in part 1, they may still beLearn More
A Veteran’s Path to TDIU: Schedular Versus Extra-Schedular Part 1
There are two ways that a veteran can use to prove entitlement to TDIU (total disability based on individual unemployment). One way is referred to asLearn More
Video Blog – Sheltered Working Environment
https://youtu.be/r6woPlaLi_I Matthew: Hello, and welcome to another edition of Hill & Ponton Veterans Video Blog. I’m Matthew Hill. Carol:Learn More
VA Benefits: Vocational Experts and Individual Unemployability
My colleagues and I have written extensively about the unemployability benefits that are available through the VA, which are also known as TDIU or IULearn More
Video Blog – IU C&P Exams
https://youtu.be/6WwAGP4C07M Matthew: Hello, and welcome to the Hill and Ponton Veterans video blog. My name is Matthew Hill. Carol: I’m CarolLearn More
TDIU – Part III
In Part II of TDIU – Back to the Basics, we talked about the VA’s requirement of proof of inability to work due to the veteran’s service-connectedLearn More
Do You Have The Evidence You Need to Win Your Unemployability Claim?
To show that you are entitled to VA unemployability, you have to prove that your VA service-connected disabilities keep you from working. You mustLearn More
Video Blog – VA Individual Unemployability Combo Ratings
https://youtu.be/Q4EruxfOyyM Matthew: Hello and welcome to the Hill and Ponton video blog. I’m Matthew Hill, and here with me is Carol Ponton.Learn More
Best evidence for IU and how to appeal an IU denial
Previously, we looked at what Total Disability Due to Individual Unemployability (TDIU or IU) is and how to apply for it. In this post, we will reviewLearn More