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VA Obesity Claims – Can they be Won?

VA Obesity Claims – Can they be Won?

So you filed a VA Obesity claim.  At some point you have seen this phrase in a VA Ratings Decision or the decision of a BVA Judge: “Your obesity is not an injury or disease for VA purposes”. At best, it’s a half-truth.  But, like most half-truths...
Vague Rules make for Unfair Treatment: Substantially Gainful Activity in a Veterans IU claim

Vague Rules make for Unfair Treatment: Substantially Gainful Activity in a Veterans IU claim

If you are a Veteran trying to prove entitlement to schedular TDIU (also known to some Veterans as IU, or TD) then you will need a good understanding of what it means to be unable to perform “substantially gainful activity”.



Does it mean you can’t work at all? Or that you can’t find a job?



Or does it mean that you can’t do the job you are educated or trained to do?



Or something altogether different?



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