Financial Relief When You Can’t Work

Serving our country in the armed forces left you with lasting health problems. If your condition is severe enough that you can’t work, it also left you in financial crisis.

You deserve support from the country you served.

You may be eligible for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) status from the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

It means that even if the VA rates your disability lower, your inability to work could get you the same veterans’ disability benefits as someone with a 100 percent disability rating.

The resulting health-care coverage and disability checks could make a major difference for you—allowing you to live with dignity, independence, and pride in your service.

You could qualify for more than $3,000 a month in disability payments.

The attorneys at Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you gather the evidence you need to get the full compensation you deserve.

We work hard so our Ohio clients will say “Helping me, that’s HNB.”

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Qualifying for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU)

The VA awards disability benefits to people whose health problems are “service connected,” or resulting from your time in the armed forces. This could apply to you or to your spouse who served in the military.

The government lists these major qualifications for TDIU:

  • You have a service-connected health problem rated at 60 percent disabling or more.
  • Or you have two or more conditions with at least one rated 40 percent or higher and a combined rating of at least 70 percent.
  • You’re unable to hold a job to support yourself financially. The occasional odd job doesn’t count. If you can’t sustain “substantially gainful employment,” you may qualify for higher benefits.

You’ve probably heard about VA math. Disability ratings don’t add up like normal numbers. They move on their own scale. Understanding what you need can be complicated.

For a successful TDIU claim, you’ll need to provide military records confirming that your health conditions are service-related. You’ll need medical records showing they’re severe. You’ll need to combine those with education and work history to demonstrate why you can’t work.

You’re already dealing with illnesses or injuries serious enough to keep you from working. Let our law firm take on the work of building your claim for disability benefits.

You can get started by getting the lawyers at HNB Law to evaluate your case FOR FREE.

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A man in a wheelchair works with a music therapist. Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal lawyers can help you meet the compensation requirements for total disability individual unemployability.

When Your Service-Connected Health Problems Worsen Over Time

One way you may arrive at Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) is to have your service-connected disability worsen over time.

You may be able to work for years with a 60 percent disability rating, the VA says, but if you begin experiencing greater pain and weakness thanks to impairments you picked up during military service, you can later become eligible for TDIU.

Getting TDIU status involves special forms and steps beyond the usual VA benefits application.

And when you’re unable to work, you could also qualify for Social Security Disability benefits. Social Security Disability can be extremely hard to get, but your approval for VA benefits could help.

While Social Security and the VA aren’t required to make the same decisions, they do look at each other’s results.

Lawyers from HNB can help you with both kinds of benefits.

Whether you served in Vietnam, the Gulf Wars, or any other part of the world, give HNB a call when service-connected injuries are impacting your life.

Our way of thanking you for your service is helping you maximize all the financial support available to you.

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Even if you could work for a long time, Horenstein, Nicholson & Blumenthal can help you qualify for total disability individual unemployability when your condition worsens.

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