Total Disability Individual Unemployability for Veterans in Michigan
Veteran benefits can often seem complex and difficult to navigate. Among these benefits, Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) often raises questions. At Bassett Murray Law Group, PLLC we are here to help US veterans worldwide understand and apply for these crucial benefits.
Total Disability Individual Unemployability is a part of the Veterans Affairs’ disability compensation program. This program allows veterans who cannot work due to service-connected disabilities to be compensated at the 100% disability rate, even if their combined service-connected disability rating is less than 100%. This is because for some veterans, their service-connected disabilities might have such a severe impact that they cannot maintain gainful employment.
Who is Eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability?
Veterans must meet specific eligibility criteria to qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability. Firstly, a veteran must have at least one service-connected disability rated at a minimum of 60%, or two or more service-connected disabilities with a combined rating of at least 70%. Out of these disabilities, one must have a minimum rating of 40%. Additionally, the veteran must provide proof that their service-connected disabilities prevent them from maintaining gainful employment. However, this does not include inability to work due to age or non-service-connected conditions.
How to Apply for Total Disability Individual Unemployability?
To apply for Total Disability Individual Unemployability, US veterans must fill out the Veterans Affairs Form 21-8940, “Veteran’s Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability”. The VA may request additional documents, like employment history or medical evidence, to support your application. When filling out the form, provide as much detail as possible about how your service-connected disabilities prevent you from working. This could include required accommodations, tasks you are unable to perform, or other work-related difficulties resulting from your disabilities.
Once the application has been submitted, the Veterans Affairs will review your case. They may ask for additional medical examinations or further information. Their goal is to determine whether your service-connected disabilities prevent you from maintaining substantial gainful employment. If the Veterans Affairs denies your application, you have the right to appeal the decision. During all this process, it is crucial to have an experienced and accredited veterans benefits lawyer to guide and represent you.
Choose Bassett Murray Law Group PLLC for Your Legal Assistance
When navigating the often intricate terrain of Total Disability Individual Unemployability applications, having the right ally makes all the difference. Bassett Murray Law Group, with our extensive experience and comprehensive knowledge in veterans benefits law, is the partner you need. We pride ourselves on simplifying complex eligibility requirements, guiding you meticulously through each step of the application process, and assisting you in gathering the necessary evidence. More than just procedural guidance, our firm offers empathetic, tailored support, helping you secure the benefits you’ve earned through your service.
Recognizing your valuable service to the country, Bassett Murray Law Group PLLC is committed to championing your cause. Don’t let the intricacies of the law deter you from pursuing your rightful benefits. Reach out to us today at 734-930-9200 or visit our website to schedule a consultation by phone, video or in-person at our office in Ann Arbor, MI. We’re prepared to stand by you, empowering you to understand and utilize the benefits due to you.