Many young military members go overseas just starting their adult lives and with many plans for their future careers. However, too many return to the United States with those plans vastly changed. Many serious injuries sustained at war can prevent a veteran from pursuing their intended career path or even from working at all. If you were injured and are unable to earn a living, you may qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) Veterans’ Compensation.
Generally speaking, the amount of veterans benefits you will receive for your injuries depends on your disability rating as determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). However, if you have an injury or condition that is not 100 percent disabling but still prevents you from getting a job and/or keeping gainful employment, you may qualify for a TDIU rating, which can increase the amount of benefits you receive to 100 percent despite having a lower disability rating.
Generally speaking, to qualify for individual unemployability, you must meet the following criteria:
In some rare circumstances, veterans with ratings lower than the above minimums may still be approved for TDIU benefits if their disabilities have specific effects that make it impossible to hold down a job.
Many people who do have less than 100 percent disability ratings are not aware that they may be eligible for more benefits if they cannot work. They may struggle trying to survive on their partial benefits and odd jobs, since they are unable to hold a job for an extended period of time. Some conditions that may keep you from working include:
These are only a few of many conditions for which we may be able to get you qualified for TDIU.
Many different service-related conditions and disabilities can make it impossible for you to keep a job that is sufficient to support yourself. At the Comerford Law Office in Chicago, we understand the many different ways that disabilities can prevent you from earning an adequate living. You do not have to continue struggling to make ends meets with partial veterans disability payments. Instead, you should not hesitate to call dedicated veterans disability attorney James R. Comerford to discuss your options for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) Veterans’ Compensation. Call today at 312-863-8572.
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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