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M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapter 2, Section F

Section F. Compensation Based on Individual Unemployability (IU)

Overview




In this Section

This section contains the following topics:




Topic

Topic Name

See Page

24

General Information on IU Claims

2-F-2

25

Evaluating Evidence to Establish Entitlement to IU

2-F-4

26

Evaluating Evidence of Self-Employment or Employment With a Tightly Held Corporation

2-F-9

27

Preparing a Rating Decision Addressing the Issue of IU

2-F-11

28

Special Considerations in IU Claims

2-F-17

29

Exhibit 1: Rating Decision Addressing Veteran’s Failure to Complete a Field Examination

2-F-27

30

Exhibit 2: Rating Decision Addressing Veteran’s Failure to Respond to a Notice of Proposed Adverse Action After Failure to Complete a Field Examination

2-F-28

31

Exhibit 3: Rating Decision Addressing the Subsequent Receipt of Evidence That Restores IU After Failure to Complete a Field Examination

2-F-30

32

Exhibit 4: Poverty Threshold Information

2-F-32



24. General Information on IU Claims




Introduction

This topic contains general information on individual unemployability (IU), including


  • establishing entitlement to increased compensation based on IU

  • considering a 100-percent evaluation

  • understanding unemployability vs. unemployed and unemployable, and

  • the definition of substantially gainful employment.



Change Date

December 13, 2005



a. Establishing Entitlement to Increased Compensation Based on IU

To establish entitlement to compensation as if 100 percent disabled based on individual unemployability (IU), a veteran must be unable to secure or retain employment by reason of service-connected (SC) disability. The veteran must be unemployable in fact by reason of SC disability and either


  • meet the schedular requirements of 38 CFR 4.16, or

  • have an extra-schedular evaluation approved by the Compensation and Pension (C&P) Service (211B).


Notes:



b. Considering a 100 Percent Evaluation

Decide whether the veteran meets the requirements for a schedular 100-percent evaluation before considering the issue of IU.
Note: If a 100 percent SC evaluation is awarded, any pending claim for a total disability evaluation based on IU is moot.



c. Understanding Unemployability vs. Unemployed and Unemployable

The term unemployability is not synonymous with the terms unemployed and unemployable for the purpose of determining entitlement to increased compensation. A veteran may be unemployed or unemployable for a variety of reasons.
A determination as to entitlement to a total evaluation based on unemployability is appropriate only when a veteran’s unemployability is a result of SC disabilities.

Continued on next page

24. General Information on IU Claims, Continued


d. Definition: Substantially Gainful Employment

Substantially gainful employment is defined as employment at which non-disabled individuals earn their livelihood with earnings comparable to the particular occupation in the community where the veteran resides.



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