You served your country with honor. In the process, you sustained a serious injury during your service that makes it difficult for you to secure or sustain gainful employment. The Comerford Law Office has helped thousands of disabled veterans obtain benefits for injuries they suffered during their service. Unfortunately, applying for these benefits is not always as easy as it should be. If you need help making your case to the Veterans Administration, please give us a call at (312) 863-8572 or contact us online. We understand the process and can help you gather the evidence you will need to prove your case and receive benefits.
Individual unemployability benefits are benefits that veterans can apply for when a service-connected injury prevents them from securing or sustaining meaningful employment. In other words, you are arguing that the disabilities you received in defense of your country prohibit you from working.
This is not a handout. Individual Unemployability Benefits were established as a safety net so that no veteran ever had to worry about how his or her service to our country would impact life as a civilian.
On the other hand, you are claiming that your service-related impairment has left you totally disabled and unemployable. It is a strong claim to make. The V.A. tends to deny many claims the first time around. Veterans seeking these benefits are forced to appeal. Do not let an initial denial deter you. Let a skilled individual unemployability lawyer help you make your claim.
You can receive individual unemployability benefits and social security disability benefits at the same time. They are two different kinds of benefits and one does not exclude the other. Our team can help you apply for both individual unemployability and social security disability at the same time.
The process of applying for Total Disability Individual Unemployability Benefits (TDIU) can be really confusing. A lot of veterans never bother because of that fact alone. Nonetheless, these are good benefits, and if you have sustained a serious life-altering injury in the service of your country and that makes it nearly impossible to sustain gainful employment, then you are entitled to them.
There are a number of service-related conditions that make employment unmanageable. Conditions like PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or paralysis. The V.A. has a grading system it uses to determine a disability percentage. If your disability percentage is rated higher than 60%, then you should qualify for TDIU.
The V.A. will make you prove it, however. Comerford Law Office can help. Please reach out and contact our lawyers. You do not need to struggle to make ends meet.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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