As a veteran receiving total disability individual unemployability (TDIU) benefits, you may still be able to work in some capacity. So long as your level of employment does not qualify as “substantially gainful employment,” you may be eligible to work and receive TDIU benefits from the VA.
If you have any questions about VA disability benefits, want to file a claim, or need to file an appeal, an attorney from Comerford Law Office is ready to assist you.
TDIU benefits allow a disabled veteran to receive a 100% disability rating. With this rating comes the maximum amount of disability benefits the VA provides, so a TDIU designation is a substantial one. When a veteran receives a TDIU designation, they may:
A veteran can only receive TDIU status if they cannot maintain “substantially gainful employment.” So, if a veteran can’t hold down a job that qualifies as gainful employment, what kind of work can they do?
The VA states that veterans with TDIU can work “odd jobs,” which it also refers to as marginal employment. Based on the VA’s definition of substantially gainful employment, these odd jobs may be:
These kinds of jobs may bring the veteran fulfillment and a modest amount of additional income, so it makes sense that the VA allows veterans with a TDIU designation to maintain marginal employment.
If you are a veteran who plans to file a VA disability benefits claim, file an appeal, or seek a change in their disability benefits status, an attorney can be a vital asset. The attorneys at Comerford Law Office serve veterans by:
When you hire a lawyer to assist with your claim or appeal, you may spare yourself a substantial amount of stress and frustration. Even more importantly, our team may get the disability benefits you are entitled to.
Our team is ready to fight for you. Call Comerford Law Office today or provide your information online, and we will contact you.
Benefits received for Schizophrenia
Benefits received for depression
Military sexual trauma
TDIU due to a spinal impairment
PTSD as a result of racial abuse
Clear and unmistakable error for spinal impairment
Earlier effective date for back/migraines
Service connection for a spinal condition secondary to flat feet
Retroactive pay regarding the failure to account for all the veteran’s medical conditions
Military sexual trauma case
Retroactive pay regarding a PTSD misdiagnosis
PTSD resulting in Unemployability
Traumatic brain injury case
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Non-presumptive cardiac impairment linked to Agent Orange
Agent Orange exposure case that led to Parkison’s disease