Devin Lessne, MA, MS, CRC, CDMS, ABVE/D, IPEC, CVE, ICVEVocational Expert Services, Inc. Beth Leitman, MS, CRC, CVE, CDMS, IPECVocational Expert Services, Inc. Evaluating wage-earning capacity in cases involving a spouse who has disabling conditions is a unique and complex process. A spouse’s disabling conditions add several variables to a vocational evaluation For example, the […]
A vocational evaluation is a useful tool for divorce cases, providing a wide variety of information. A vocational evaluation may be used to determine an individual’s ability to work, wage earning capacity, and which jobs are available in the local labor market. Both formal and informal types of data can be obtained from vocational evaluations. […]
There are many aspects to a Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) case, as well as aspects of it that can make the process difficult. According to a report by GAO (Bertoni, D. ,2015), the Veterans Administration (VA) can “better ensure unemployability decisions are well supported” for a variety of reasons.
Difficulties with TDIU Claims According to an article by Wheeler, J. L. (2018), one of the more well-known difficulties with TDIU claims is a lack of military service medical records due to them being lost or destroyed. It is noted in the article that this can lead to veterans giving up on following through with […]
Who Can Provide Expert Opinion on Veteran’s Disability Condition? When it comes to a Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) case, Vocational Experts are not the only experts who are called upon to offer their opinion on a veteran’s disabling condition and how it impacts their ability to work. Medical professionals, whether they are […]