Truthfully, the claims process can be painful and confusing. We know because we’ve been there. Veterans often receive claim denials with cited code sections that are hard to understand.
At Vetus Legal, we believe disabled veterans deserve the benefits they’ve been promised. You applied for them, gave your time, and risked your life, so don’t let anyone stand in the way of getting what’s rightfully yours.
QUALIFYING FOR VETERANS’ DISABILITY BENEFITS
VA offers disability benefits to veterans affected by an illness or injury related to their military service. To apply for these benefits, you must currently have an illness or injury affecting your mind or body and have served in the military or active or inactive duty training for the required period. Additionally, the VA requires a better-than-dishonorable discharge (or, if Other than Honorable, VA must deem it to be not dishonorable).
You’ve served our country proudly, and now it’s time to receive the benefits you deserve. But getting those benefits can be easier said than done. If you’re having trouble claiming your benefits or have questions about whether you meet the qualifications, it’s important that you reach out to a qualified VA disability compensation attorney. Get a free case evaluation today to discuss your rights and options.
TOTAL DISABILITY INDIVIDUAL UNEMPLOYABILITY (TDIU)
If your service-connected disability hinders you from working, you may be eligible for Individual Unemployability benefits from Veterans Affairs. Also referred to as TDIU or IU, these benefits compensate you at the 100 percent disability rating even if your VA disability rating is less than 100 percent.
To qualify, you generally must:
- Have at least one service-connected disability rated at 60%, or more or two or more service-connected disabilities, one with a minimum 40% rating and a total combined rating of 70% or more for all service-connected disabilities, and either
- Be unable to get or keep a steady job that supports you financially at a rate above the federal poverty rate, or
- If you earn more than the federal poverty rate, you can still be deemed unemployable if you are in a protected workshop or sheltered work environment that allows you to succeed in your job
Getting TDIU benefits may be easier said than done. One misstep and your application can be denied. When that happens, our attorneys at Vetus Legal will be there to step in and help you get the compensation you deserve.
HELPING YOU NAVIGATE VA DISABILITY CLAIM DENIALS
If you’ve ever filed a VA disability claim, you know that the process is long and frustrating. To make matters worse, at the end of it all, you may find that your disability claim was denied or your disability rating is much lower than what you expected.
VA disability claims get denied for many reasons – some within your control, some not. Even if you’re experienced at this, it does not guarantee a claim approval. Each case is different.
Claims may be denied due to a lack of proper documentation or because you have yet to be able to prove that your injury or illness was service-connected. But truthfully, even after doing all of the right things, there’s always a chance that your claim could be denied. And if you are battling the VA disability system, our attorneys can help you pursue an appeal. We’ll help you navigate VA’s three-tiered decision review process and take your case to the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims if necessary.
If you believe your claim was wrongly denied, it can be helpful to have legal help from an experienced disability lawyer who knows how to win appeals. Call our office today to discuss what’s possible for your claim.
VETUS LEGAL: PROVIDING PEACE OF MIND TO VETERANS IN NEED
VA disability claims can be complicated and tedious. Having experienced lawyers on your side can help guide you through the process.
At Vetus Legal, we are those lawyers. We are here to help disabled veterans get the VA benefits they fought for, and, to many, that’s worth everything.
Here are a few reasons why it makes sense to hire a VA disability lawyer:
- You can avoid costly mistakes when dealing with complicated legal procedures
- You won’t need to spend hours searching for relevant information about the law or gathering evidence for your claim
- You won’t have to turn your VA claim into a job that takes away from the life you want to live
At Vetus Legal, we cut straight to the chase when it comes to getting veterans compensated for VA disability claims. Call us today to discuss your claims.