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Quick Facts About Veterans TDIU Benefits

Quick Facts About Veterans TDIU Benefits

A disabled veteran can receive over $3,000 a month from the VA in TDIU benefits, Temporary Disability Individual Unemployability. Additional money is awarded if a veteran is married or has dependent children or parents. A veteran is entitled to be paid at the 100% disability rating if he can prove that their service-connected disability prevents them from maintaining gainful employment.  The VA uses this term, gainful employment, to determine if  employment that the veteran is earning is above the poverty level. The poverty guidelines indicate that a person making less than $12,140 a year is earning below the poverty level.  ...


Errors VA Makes That Veterans Can Appeal

Errors VA Makes That Veterans Can Appeal

If you've been denied disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or believe your disability should have received a higher rating, you have the right to appeal the VA decision. You can win your appeal if you can show that the VA made an error on your claim. Sometimes veterans are denied benefits because of procedural mistakes made by the VA. Below are some of these errors made by the VA.    1. The VA Fails to Notify a Veteran of Required Evidence in a Claim: After a veteran applies for VA benefits, the VA is required to tell the veteran...


IMPROVEMENTS VA IS MAKING TO GET VETERANS CARE

IMPROVEMENTS VA IS MAKING TO GET VETERANS CARE

Many veterans suffer combat-related injuries, including mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and traumatic brain injury. Quality health care is crucial as veterans transition into civilian life. Many Americans have compassion for their veterans. These veterans have either been physically or mentally wounded in combat. From the Vietnam War to recent conflicts in the Middle East, there have been drastic changes in the level of care that these veterans receive at VA hospitals. Yet so many veterans are not receiving the healthcare they desperately need. Why is this? There are many things that prevent a veteran from...


Veteran Temporary Individual Unemployability

Veteran Temporary Individual Unemployability

TDIU is a disability benefit that allows for veterans to be compensated at VA’s 100% disability rating, even if their combined rating does not equal 100%.  This is an alternative way to receive the max benefits.  TDIU is awarded in circumstances in which veterans are unable to secure and maintain gainful employment as a result of their service-connected conditions. In order to qualify for TDIU a veteran must have: One service-connected condition rated at 70 percent or higher; or, Two or more service-connected conditions, one of which is rated at 40 percent or higher, with a combined rating of 70...


VA Compensation and Pension Exams

VA Compensation and Pension Exams

VA Compensation and Pension Exams   Nothing is more frustrating than going to VA compensation and pension exam (C&P Exam) and getting the report back that concludes the disability is not service connected. The bad thing is that most VA decisions for service-connected disability is based on these C&P exam reports. I have been to several C&P exams in my tenure as a veteran. I recall walking out of some C&P exams thinking I am about to get screwed by the VA. Many veterans have the same feeling as I’ve had after attending VA C&P exams. A veteran goes to...