Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, or TDIU, means that the veteran’s service-connected disability prevents him or her from maintaining substantially gainful employment. Individual unemployability is part of the VA’s disability compensation program, and allows certain veterans to receive a 100% disability rating--even if their initial VA disability rating was lower.
If you are a disabled veteran and have been unable to maintain substantially gainful employment, you may be entitled to TDIU benefits.
In order to be eligible for veteran unemployment benefits, the veteran must:
Disabled veterans may work, however, it must be considered marginal employment. This means that the veteran's income does not exceed the poverty level as established by the U.S. Congress.
Under some circumstances, benefits may be granted to injured veterans with a lower disability rating if evidence shows that the disability will prevent gainful employment.
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Understanding veteran disability ratings and applying for benefits from the VA can be difficult for anyone who is suffering from a disability.
You fought for our country, now let us fight for you. Vets National Advocates can help you fight for your right to unemployability benefits.