Many times a veteran will have multiple disabilities that total less than 100% but nevertheless prevent the veteran from working. In this situation a veteran can still receive a 100% rating under TDIU. While the VA is supposed to consider the combined effect of all the veteran’s service connected impairments, it rarely does. Continue reading
All too often a veteran will be unemployable due to his service connected disabilities but not meet the schedular requirements for a 100% rating. In this situation the Regional Office is required to consider a 100% rating under total disability based on individual unemployability or TDIU. Unfortunately veterans are frequently denied TDIU for improper reasons. In this series we will take a look at the most common mistakes the Regional Office makes when denying a veteran’s claim for TDIU.
Common mistakes include:
- Failing to consider the combined effect of all the veteran’s service connected impairments.
- Denying TDIU because a veteran is working.
- Denying TDIU because a veteran is attending college.