Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) is a benefit provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs that allows disabled veterans who are unable to work due to a service-connected disability to receive disability compensation that is payable at the 100% level.
How Individual Unemployability impacts veterans
Many veterans are unable to work due to their service-connected disabilities. If your disabilities prevent you from securing or holding “substantially gainful employment”, or if they prevent you from earning above the poverty threshold ($12,760 per year). You may want to consider Individual unemployability. Any service-connected mental or physical impairments or any combination of them can qualify a veteran for individual unemployability benefits. If a veteran meets the requirements for unemployability they will then be rated and paid at the 100% level.
Why we Practice for Veterans who are seeking Unemployability.
Many veterans come home from serving our country with a wide range of disabilities. As they adjust back into the workforce many of them find it hard due to their service-connected disabilities to keep and hold “substantially gainful employment”. The VA wrongly denies thousands of veterans their benefits, rates them too low, or assigns them incorrect effective dates. So we have made it our duty to serve and fight for veterans who are no longer able to work due to their service-connected disabilities.
Bosley & Bratch works with veterans across the United States to get them rated at 100% under Individual unemployability. Appealing to the VA can be a complicated and frustrating process, but at Bosley & Bratch we have 24 years of experience fighting for veterans, and we are confident in our ability to hold the VA accountable.
Many of Bosley & Bratch’s employees are veterans. We understand how frustrating working with the VA can be. We know how commonly the VA fails to follow through. We understand how overwhelming the VA appeals system can be. We’ve served veterans since 1995. We have refined strategies to ensure that the VA is held accountable and have learned how to notice the details important for your claim.
Steps to Take if you want to apply for IU
- See if you meet the requirements.
- Gather medical evidence.
- Gather Lay & Buddy Statements
- Get a Vocational Expert Report
- Gather statements from your previous employers.
- Fill Out Application and Submit Medical Evidence & Statements