If a service-related disability prevents you from working, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may pay you benefits that reflect a total disability rating—known as Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU). TDIU status will entitle you to the maximum compensation for disabled veterans.
A Chicago TDIU veteran attorney from Comerford Law Office can help you pursue the disability compensation you deserve.
In order to get TDIU status as a veteran in Chicago, you generally have to prove the following:
Your disability may be service-connected if you developed the disability during your time in the Armed Forces, the disability became substantially worse because of your service, or you believe a post-service disability stems from your time in the Armed Forces.
Keep in mind that if you have multiple service-related disabilities, their combined disability rating may entitle you to TDIU.
If you qualify for TDIU, you are entitled to a 100% disability rating—the highest that the VA issues. The specific amount of compensation you receive for a 100% disability rating depends on the number of dependents you have. Per VA statistics, a veteran with a 100% disability rating in 2023 is entitled to:
An attorney from the Comerford Law Office will explain how much compensation you deserve if you do not fit these categories. The VA will also provide benefits for veterans with no spouse or children and veterans with multiple children. The more dependents a disabled veteran has to take care of, the more benefits they’re generally entitled to.
The VA requires you to file a disability benefits claim in order to get compensation for a service-related condition. When you are unable to maintain steady unemployment because of one or more disabilities, you will note this in your claim.
A lawyer can help with various aspects of your VA disability claim or appeal, including:
If you have a total disability, handling a claim or appeal may be very difficult. A lawyer can be of great assistance to you.
Getting TDIU status can provide significant financial relief. A Chicago TDIU veteran attorney from the Comerford Law Office is ready to assist you today. Call us for a free consultation or provide your information online, and we will reach out.