TDIU Benefit Claims

An Essential Guide For U.S. Veterans

Total disability benefits based on individual unemployability (TDIU) are the highest level of VA compensation available to veterans. Even veterans with a combined rating of less than 100% can achieve a 100% disability rating through the TDIU benefits route. Winning VA TDIU benefits can be difficult.

VA denies hundreds of valid TDIU claims each year, preventing veterans from obtaining the benefits they deserve.

The VA denies TDIU benefits for numerous reasons, including lack of unemployability evidence, missing links between unemployability and disability, and failure to follow the VA claims process.

Proving you deserve TDIU benefits seems straightforward, but the VA wants to see specific evidence showing specific criteria. Proving your service-connected disability(s) prevents you from earning a living is often complicated. In most cases, veterans aren’t sure which disabilities to include or what types of evidence the VA requires.

To win TDIU benefits, veterans must understand the evidence required to prove eligibility and how to use that evidence to prepare a compelling claim.

TDIU Benefit Claims

What’s in the eBook?

  • Overview of
    TDIU Benefits
  • What TDIU
    Benefits Pay
  • Requirements for
    TDIU Benefits
  • TDIU Evidence
  • Tips on Filling Out
    VA Form 21-8940
  • Mistakes to Avoid
    in TDIU Application

A veteran may have supplied every piece of evidence required to prove they are eligible for TDIU benefits. Still, if the evidence is not clear and organized or contains too much irrelevant information, the VA may deny the claim by mistake.

Veterans can reduce the risk of errors and delays by submitting a well-prepared, clear, and concise TDIU claim. A solid claim can speed up the entire TDIU claims process, ensuring you receive your monthly payment as fast as possible after filing.

Go-To Guide to Winning
VA TDIU Benefits

  • 1

    How to Prove
    TDIU Eligibility

  • 2

    How to Win TDIU
    While Working

  • 3

    What to Include in a
    TDIU Benefits Claim

  • 4

    Top 8 Mistakes
    in TDIU Claims