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 […]
Coordination of Benefits According to an article by Muller et al. (2004), in recent years, there have been pushes to have more coordination between the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) disability compensation program and Social Security Administration (SSA)’s disability programs. This has been done to help improve the interaction between the two organizations in order […]
by Devin Lessne, MA, MS, CRC, CDMS, ABVE/F, PVE, IPEC and Claire Ziegler, MA, CRC, IPEC The Orange County Bar Association – The Briefs – October 2020 What are Vocational Assessments for TDIU Claims? A vocational assessment can provide valuable information for decision-makers regarding Total Disability Individual Unemployability cases, also known as TDIU cases and […]