Attorney Sean Kendall won Total Disability Individual Unemployability (“TDIU”) benefits for a veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (“PTSD”) secondary to Military Sexual Trauma (“MST”).
Levi is a Veteran Who Experienced Homelessness Due to His PTSD
Since experiencing MST while on active duty, Levi has been affected by severe PTSD. He struggles with suicidal thoughts, has endured several bouts of hospitalization, and, because he is unable to work with males, has been unable to find a job. Levi’s symptoms ultimately led to homelessness.
Attorney Sean Kendall Helped Levi to Secure TDIU Benefits by Demonstrating Unemployability
Thankfully, Attorney Sean Kendall worked with Levi to secure TDIU benefits.
First, recognizing the urgency of Levi’s situation, Kendall filed a motion urging the Board of Veterans’ Appeals (“the Board”) to hear Levi’s case quickly. The Board agreed.
Next, Sean Kendall began work on Levi’s TDIU claim. TDIU benefits are available to veterans who have service-connected disabilities which prevent them from maintaining substantially gainful employment. Veterans who qualify for TDIU receive a 100% disability rating, even if their individual disabilities have been rated lower. Right now, a 100% disability rating pays a minimum of $2915.55 a month. To win TDIU for Levi, Kendall had to prove that Levi’s PTSD alone is sufficiently severe to prevent him from maintaining substantially gainful employment.
By urging the Board to consider Levi’s record of inpatient care, suicidal ideation, and chemical dependency, among other things, Kendall won the case and Levi finally received the benefits he deserves.
How You Can Win TDIU Benefits for MST-Related PTSD
If you or a loved one have been through an experience like Levi’s, don’t hesitate to contact us. With decades of experience appealing denials and unacceptable rating decisions issued by RO’s, we are confident we can win you the benefits you deserve. Once you have your initial benefits decision, send us a note or call us at (877) 629-1712 to discuss the possibility of an appeal.
Disclaimer: All names and places have been changed to protect confidentiality. All cases are different and results will vary depending on the facts. Call us at (877) 629-1712 to discuss the facts of your case.