Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) currently pays $3,106.04 per month. You may hear other veterans refer to this benefit as Unemployability or IU. You do not have to be a certain age to receive this benefit.
TDIU pays the same as the 100% rating and is often easier to obtain since the VA doesn’t add the percentages together. This is one of the most common types of claims we work with.
Veterans often ask if they can still work and get TDIU. The answer is yes and no. We tell our clients if you can work, you should work. VA will not allow you to work at a job that is considered “substantial gainful employment.” This is full time employment or a job that pays above the poverty line. Some examples of jobs that would allow you to work and receive TDIU include, but not limited to: working part time at a fast food restaurant; grocery store, etc., being a part time delivery driver for a florist, pharmacy, or other carrier service that doesn’t require heavy lifting or any other physical demands; or driving for Lyft or Uber.