Veteransâ€™ benefits were established so that those who served our country with honor never had to worry about where their next meal was coming from. The process of applying can be confusing, however, and having your claim denied can be demoralizing. The individual unemployability lawyers atÂ Comerford Law Office, LLCÂ can help.
Total disability individual unemployability (TDIU) benefits are offered to those who have suffered service-related injuries and can not seem to sustain gainful employment. In order to determine whether or not someone qualifies for TDIU benefits, the V.A. has a system of grading individual disabilities sustained while you were serving your country. The application process, however, is confusing. More so, it can be difficult to qualify for TDIU benefits if you are not aware of what you need to prove.
This is why having an individual unemployability lawyer manage your case can make all the difference. Most claims will be denied, but you can appeal the decision, and this is where having an attorney to help you make your case can be vital to the process.
Veterans who are awarded TDIU benefits have service-related disabilities that meet specific criteria:
In addition, if a veteranâ€™s disability makes it nearly impossible for him or her to sustain gainful employment for an extended period of time, that veteran would qualify for TDIU benefits.
The question then becomes, what exactly do you need to prove to the V.A. in order to meet these criteria?
It is important to be aware of how your service-related disabilities are impacting your life. For instance, anxiety, PTSD, and depression can all result in difficulty sleeping. This makes it difficult for you to sustain a job because you have difficulty concentrating. It will be particularly difficult for you to sustain a job in which you have to wake up early in the morning. The need to feel well rested before work may also induce anxiety, making it more difficult to sleep.
As another example, your doctor may prescribe medication to help you manage symptoms of service-related injuries. This medication might make it difficult to concentrate, impact your ability to perform complex tasks or limit you in other ways.
None of these disabilities may themselves qualify for a disability rating of above 60%, but nonetheless, they make it difficult for you to do your job.
Your individual unemployability lawyer will make sure you have the evidence you need from your doctors in order to prove each one of your symptoms and side effects from medications. We then make the argument to the V.A. that your symptoms and medications make it impossible for you to sustain the concentration you need to secure meaningful employment.
Comerford Law Offices have helped hundreds of veterans successfully appeal decisions by the V.A. Give us a call at (312) 863-8572 or contact us online and we can help get the evidence you need to win your appeal.
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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