Veterans’ Disability FAQs: Work and Benefits

Can I work while getting VA disability benefits?

In general, most veterans can still work while getting VA disability.

There are a couple of important points:

In order to receive TDIU benefits (Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability) you can disabled-workingminimally work. But you cannot earn over a certain amount. – This is essentially below the poverty level.

A 100% schedular rating for certain conditions may also preclude you from working and earning substantial wages.

 

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