Receiving a disability determination from the VA can make a big difference in your life, as an Idaho VA rating reduction lawyer has seen with other clients. But these ratings are not always permanent, and the VA may try to reduce your rating later on. Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law has helped numerous veterans receive benefits through the VA, and is available to speak with you anytime. Call Greg for a free case evaluation if VA is proposing to reduce, or has already reduced, your rating.
A Total Disability Rating Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) is for veterans who cannot work because of their service-related disability(s). Veterans who are not able to maintain employment due to their injuries may be granted TDIU. If granted, TDIU ensures a veteran is paid at the same payment rate as a veteran who has a 100% disability rating. As a Idaho VA rating reduction lawyer explains, to obtain TDIU, the following conditions have to be true:
Veterans who have paying jobs may qualify for a TDIU rating. Marginal employment, such as performing small side jobs, do not count as gainful employment that is substantial. Income earned has to be under the federal poverty level for a single person. To receive TDIU benefits, a veteran has to apply by filing a Form 21-8940 (Veteran’s Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability).
The veteran will also want to provide medical evidence that shows they are unable to work due to their service-connected disabilities. Examples of evidence could be medical test results, doctor’s diagnosis or notes, treatment, and other such documentation showing the severity of symptoms and their impact on one’s ability to work. The VA will review your educational background and work as well. This information will be used to assess whether you can keep any kind of gainful employment or not.
If you need guidance with a TDIU claim, rating reduction, or other VA disability issue, an Idaho VA rating reduction lawyer is ready to assist. We can imagine that being denied benefits or receiving an unfair rating can make your life harder. Having your rating reduced can be even more devastating because you’re likely relying on the payments from VA to survive.
Let your worries stop by contacting Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law. Our team can be your advocate, friend, and advisor when you need it the most. Do not wait or become discouraged, let us address your concerns and answer any questions you may have. If you have yet to submit a TDIU VA application, we can help you get started.