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Effect of Disability on a Spouse’s Income: A Vocational Expert’s Perspective

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 […]

The Importance of a Vocational Expert in TDIU Cases

Vocational Expert in TDIU Cases, The importance of TDIU.

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.

TDIU: Total Disability Individual Unemployability

veteran in front of flag TDIU

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 […]

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