If you’re a veteran with sleep apnea, you might be wondering if you can get TDIU benefits.
TDIU stands for Total Disability Individual Unemployability, and it helps veterans who can’t work full-time because of health problems from their service.
If sleep apnea is making it hard for you to work, you might qualify for TDIU.
What You Need to Know About TDIU and Sleep Apnea
TDIU benefits are special for veterans who can’t work to their full ability because of their health.
Sleep apnea is a condition that can make you very tired in the daytime because it interrupts your sleep at night.
This might make it hard for you to focus on work tasks or stay awake, which is why it’s important to know about TDIU.
Don’t know a lot about TDIU? Our IU Guide can point you in the right direction.
Is Your Sleep Apnea Service-Connected?
For TDIU, you must show that your sleep apnea is related to your military service.
How Severe is Your Sleep Apnea?
Your sleep apnea must be serious enough to affect your work.
- Daytime Sleepiness: Are you too tired during the day to do your job?
- Breathing Assistance: Do you need a machine or other help to breathe at night?
Learn more from our Sleep Apnea Guide, designed just for veterans.
Proof is Key
To apply for TDIU, you need strong proof. Make sure you have:
- Service Connection: Proof that sleep apnea is related to your service.
- Impact on Work: Evidence that shows how sleep apnea affects your job.
When to Get Expert Help
Applying for TDIU can be tricky, and you want to get it right. It’s a good idea to talk to legal experts who know a lot about veterans’ benefits.
They can help make sure you have everything you need for a strong application.
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