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A Key Factor of Education and Ancillary Health Benefits is a Permanent Disability Rating

In order for you to receive the maximum from your benefits, it’s important to make sure that your disability rating depicts and mirrors the boundaries of your physical abilities. The Veterans Administration uses two different methods when determining disability for which a veteran is able be rated 100 percent disabled. Many believe that a total disability rating will always provide a veterans family with full benefits, but sadly, that is not the case. 

Ancillary benefits (healthcare) and educational benefits are available only for the dependents of a permanently disabled veteran. The attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban are focused on making sure a veteran, or their family is able to secure the full amount of benefits available. In the past, we’ve helped numerous veterans:

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Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) against “The Schedule”: Making Sense of It

Although both processes will eventually reach the same end result, the schedule and TDIU are different. Essentially, there are two ways for disability to be calculated, however the payments will remain equal. If the schedule route is taken, the doctors at the VA will use a list of injuries and requirements to reach a determination of total disability, as long as all areas are met.

Thankfully, the VA has realized that this method cannot possibly cover all injuries and that if you, or a loved one is a veteran who unfortunately has two or more partially disabling conditions, are able to be disabled via an aggregate, instead of from any single causation. On the other hand, TDIU can give doctors the chance to look at the totality of any veterans physical boundaries, and whether or not they prevent he or she from finding, gaining, and keeping economically beneficial employment.

It’s important to remember that additional compensation is available only when a rating is decided to be permanent, even though a 100 percent schedular disability rating or an unemployability rating can yield significant benefits on their own.

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If you, or someone you love, is having a difficult time with the Department of Veterans Affairs in an effort to claim the benefits needed to sustain a comfortable quality of life, don’t wait another minute – contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer and Balaban today, or simply call us now at (866) 866-VETS. We’re always available to talk to you, and there are no hidden fees to speak to us about your claim(s). Our firm works on contingency, so there are no fees whatsoever unless we win your claim for benefits. We’re accredited to represent you anywhere within the United States, so even if you can’t make it to one of our offices, we can still help you along the way.