TDIU Claims Attorneys
At the Berry Law Firm, we can assist you in obtaining total disability based upon individual unemployability (TDIU) benefits. To make an appointment with one of our veterans individual unemployability attorneys, please call 888-822-7079 today. Your consultation is free.
TDIU is a remedy provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for veterans who do not meet the 100 percent disability requirement, but are still unable to secure a substantially gainful occupation. The VA considers substantially gainful occupation to be employment with income above the poverty level defined by the Census Bureau.
Rather than using the VA's disability ratings, which consider how impairments would affect an average veteran, TDIU bases compensation on the specific claimant's disability. The focus is on the veteran as an individual instead of how his or her medical condition compares with an average composite of all other veterans.
There are two basic qualifications for TDIU compensation:
- You must be unable to secure or maintain substantially gainful employment as a result of a service-connected disability.
- If you have only one service-connected disability, it must be rated at 60 percent or higher. Or, if you have a combined disability rating of 70 percent or more, one of the ratings must be at least 40 percent.
If you meet these requirements, you may be eligible for temporary or permanent compensation. In some instances veterans that do not meet these requirements are still granted what is know as extra-schedular TDIU. In either situation, the VA will consider your employment history, education level, current employment status and annual income as well as whether you receive Social Security Administration (SSA) benefits.
To learn more about TDIU and find out if you qualify, contact us today. For a free consultation, call 888-822-7079 or contact us online.