Veterans’ Disability

What is Individual Unemployability or TDIU?

January 27, 2014
TDIU for veterans

TDIU (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) is also called IU and Unemployability. TDIU is paid to veterans who cannot work at a “substantially gainful” level as a result of one or more service-connected disabilities, but have less than a 100% schedular rating. The technical legal standard is whether you are “unable to secure or follow a substantially gainful occupation […]

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Ask A Lawyer: How long will it take for the VA to respond to my appeal?

June 18, 2012

Q: I was awarded a 10% disability in March 2010. I appealed it and they received the appeal on May 28th, 2010. It has been over 2 years since I have had any response. Is this normal? A: Two years with no response from the VA on a claim for disability compensation is too long. While it […]

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Property Tax Break for Disabled Colorado Veterans

May 9, 2011
Colorado property taxes reduced for disabled veterans.

The 2006 Constitutional Amendment reduces property taxes for disabled veterans. It exempts up to 50% of the first $200,000 in actual value on residential property. The deadline to apply is July 1. To qualify, you must meet these criteria: You must have a service-connected disability. You must have been honorably discharged from the military. Your disability is […]

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Can the VA Reduce My Benefits?

March 14, 2011
Doctor's opinion about VA surgery

We recently received a question via our online Ask a Lawyer form: “If I have surgery to improve one of my conditions, and the VA says that condition is fixed, will I lose my disability benefits?” The answer is that unless the VA has deemed your condition “permanent,” it can review your rated conditions at […]

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Americans with Disabilities Act and Veterans

June 17, 2010

Access “Know Your Rights” Info for Veterans A new publication, “ADA: Know Your Rights — Returning Service Members with Disabilities,” is now available.  The publication provides service members who have been seriously wounded in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom a basic understanding of their rights under the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and […]

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