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My husband recently applied for TDIU or Unemployability as it’s known to others. I was wondering if someone could give me any advice on his chances of approval or eligibility based on his employment history? He meets the criteria for TDIU. I just don’t know what kind of employment history or not makes one eligible. Also if eligible for tdiu, what would his effective date be?
Was active duty infantry in Afghanistan
2012 Rated 30% service connected for PTSD
2012 worked at fast food job for 3 months before fired for no call / no shows
2013 no work
2014 worked 4 months at a job before the job was over and the position was terminated – he was laid off
2015 rated 70% ptsd
2015 – also no work this year
2016 no work
2017 no work
2018 started work at a family members business – accommodations were made (allowed to work alone; allowed absences, breaks etc)
2018 – started claim – for increase due to working issues – but didn’t file
Feb. 2019 filed for increase from 70% to 100% ptsd based on effects of ptsd at work and in daily life –
April. 2019 c & p exam
April. 2019 Received decision on claim- PTSD continued at 70% disabling
April. 2019 Started claim for TDIU
August 2019 Quit employment at family members business due to ptsd.
Earned roughly 13,000 in one year (poverty level is roughly 24,000 in my region based on family size) well below poverty level
September 2019. Filed for IU.
Does his history show show enough or not show enough work to qualify for tdiu?
What would his effective date be?
He has been unemployable since his discharge 2011 but he wasn’t rated at 70 until 2015, since 2015 he has not worked until 2018 when he started work for a family member.
Even with accommodations he couldn’t work and now he is unemployed again.
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My husband recently applied for TDIU or Unemployability as it's known to others. I was wondering if someone could give me any advice on his chances of approval or eligibility based on his employment history? He meets the criteria for TDIU. I just don't know what kind of employment history or not ...