Sunday, March 05, 2017

Veteran's IU and Social Security Disability

If you can't work due to your service connected disabilities then in most cases you should be trying to get both Social Security Disability (SSDI) and VA Individual Unemployability (IU).  You can get both of these benefits.  When trying to get SSDI, the Social Security Administration will look at all your medical conditions to determine if you are unable to work under their rules.  When you apply for VA IU benefits the Department of Veterans Affairs will only look at your service connected medical conditions when determining if you are unable to work.  The purpose of this post is to just make veterans aware that if they are getting or trying to get VA IU benefits they should make sure to also talk to a VA disability lawyer to see if they may also qualify for SSDI benefits.  The same is true if you are getting or trying to get SSDI benefits you will want to consult with a VA disability attorney to see if you can also get VA IU benefits.  What ever you do don't put off looking into these benefits because you may lose benefits if you wait.  If you have any questions about theses benefits feel free to call me at 1-877-527-5529.