TDIU (sometimes simply referred to as IU) stands for the total disability rating based on individual unemployability. In other words, TDIU is an acronym for the scale the VA uses to measure compensation for veterans who cannot work due to service-connected disabilities. Below is a comprehensive guide to understanding TDIU. Let’s break that done further. Individual […]
At some point, most veterans will hear about a type of disability benefits called Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability, which is often referred to under the common abbreviations TDIU or simply IU. TDIU is a great benefit, but there are many TDIU myths that are told to veterans. First, it is important to know […]
It is a common mistake to think that if you are approved for SSDI (Social Security Disability Insurance benefits) by SSA (Social Security Administration) you will automatically be eligible for TDIU (a total disability rating based on employability of the individual) through the VA. If you can’t work, you can’t work, right? Unfortunately for vets, […]
Veterans may qualify for payment at a 100 percent rating if they meet certain criteria and are unable to work due to their service-connected conditions. This is called Total Disability due to Individual Unemployability, which is often shortened to TDIU or even just IU. For a veteran to qualify for Total Disability due to Individual […]
Advocates are aggressively seeking to change the final version of a defense policy bill to include language that would make it easier for veterans with “bad papers” to upgrade their discharge. Thousands of veterans received “bad discharge papers” due to behavior that can be linked back to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury […]
If a veteran\’s service-connected disabilities preclude him or her from securing a substantially gainful employment, the VA has the authority to pay the veteran at the 100% rate, even if the veteran\’s service-connected disabilities don\’t \”add up\” to 100%. This benefit is called a \”total disability rating based on individual unemployability,\” or a TDIU.