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Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

Winning a TDIU Claim: A vocational expert’s perspective

So the VA has told you that you are not disabled because they believe you can perform sedentary work. You may ask yourself what is sedentary work and how did they determine I can perform in light of my disability?
What is sedentary work? The Bureau of Labor Statistics breaks up the world of...

Two Costly Mistakes Veterans Make in Filing a Claim for TDIU

Two Costly Mistakes Veterans Make in Filing a Claim for TDIU

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) denied your benefits claim for a total disability rating based on individual unemployability (TDIU)? Veterans seeking TDIU benefits are essentially asking for the 100% rate even though their service connected disability ratings do not add up to 100%....

How a Veteran can win an Extra-Schedular VA Disability Rating

How a Veteran can win an Extra-Schedular VA Disability Rating

Has the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) rated your service-connected disability too low? The VA has a difficult time assessing veteran’s disabilities when symptoms are outside of their rating code criteria. Not all VA assigned disability ratings accurately reflect a veteran’s actual...

3 Reasons Why VA Denies TDIU (And What You Can Do About It)

3 Reasons Why VA Denies TDIU (And What You Can Do About It)

Veterans with service-connected disabilities are often unable to work. Most of these veterans also lack a 100 percent schedule rating. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) expects these veterans to live on disability checks of less than 100 percent without any means to supplement their income....

What Not To Do When Claiming TDIU VA Benefits

As a veterans disability lawyer I literally talk with hundreds of disabled veterans each year. These veterans call or send me their VA decisions in hopes that I will be able to represent them. Recently, a veteran sent me his Board of Veterans Appeals decision. He wanted our veterans benefits law...

The Two Most Important Factors in Winning TDIU Cases

Not all TDIU claims are created equal. That is, what makes one veteran totally unemployable may not affect another veteran's ability to work. There are two key factors that you must consider when addressing claims for total disability based on individual unemployability. As a veterans disability...