TDIU: How to get VA Individual Unemployability


Total disability based on individual unemployability (TDIU) is a disability benefit that allows for veterans to be compensated at VA’s 100% disability rate, even if their combined schedular rating does not equal 100%. TDIU is awarded in circumstances in which veterans are unable to secure or follow substantially gainful employment due to their service-connected disabilities. TDIU can provides a substantial financial benefit for those whose schedular ratings do not combine to 100%; for example, there is currently about a $1,200 compensation gap between a 90% rating and a 100% rating.