Can I Qualify For TDIU?

VA TDIU lawyer Colorado

When you have suffered a disability after serving in the military, you could be entitled to be a recipient of a number of benefits.  You can depend on a qualified and knowledgeable lawyer who understands the Veterans Affairs and TDIU system, who knows how to advocate for disabled veterans. TDIU, or Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, refers to a benefit system given to veterans who have some form of service-related disability which prevents them from sustaining long-term work. Individuals must apply for a TDIU rating through the Veteran Affairs website. Navigating the VA system when you have a disability can be a stressful and challenging experience. You deserve to receive the full benefit amount that you deserve, so don’t pass up your chance to talk to a lawyer who can help you obtain your rightful benefit amount.

How does TDIU work? 

TDIU operates on a rating system that is handled by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. They calculate your level of disability to determine how much financial compensation to award you on a monthly basis. For example, a veteran may qualify if they have at least one disability connected to their service that is a rating of 60% or higher, and are not able to stay employed as a result of their disability. If a veteran has two or more disabilities, one of them must have a rating of at least 40%.

Am I eligible to receive VA benefits? 

You could be eligible to receive a compensation amount from the VA if you meet all of the requirements. Dishonorable discharges will qualify a veteran to receive compensation for their disability.  If you are unsure if you are eligible to receive benefits, or believe that your application was wrongly denied, you can contact a lawyer for further assistance. It is important to be aware that your benefits may be temporary, and it can become permanent only in certain cases, as decided by the VA. 

What counts as a permanent and total disability? 

Disabilities are evaluated through a special rating schedule administered by the VA. A permanent disability is classified as a disability that likely will affect a veteran for the rest of their life. A total disability is for individuals who are considered to be completely disabled, and is determined according to how much it impacts a veteran’s functional ability, such as walking, lifting, and other functions. The VA relies on medical evaluations to make this assessment. 

How do I submit a TDIU application? 

There are a number of ways that you can submit an application for TDIU. You can mail, fax or go through their online portal accessible on the VA website. There are a number of things that you need for your application, such as medical records, as a Colorado VA TDIU lawyer like Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law can tell you. If you need help with your application and would like to learn more about the full legal services available, call Greg at (800) 955-8596 for a free case evaluation today.