VA Form 21-8940, Veteran's Application for Increased Compensation Based on Unemployability is a form released by the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and submitted in order to get a Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefit. The TDIU program allows a veteran to be compensated as 100% disabled, despite the fact that service-connected disabilities may not be equivalent to a 100% disability.
The form - also known as the VA TDIU Form or Total Disability/Individual Unemployability - was released by the VA in October 2017 and is available for download below.
People usually apply for the program when their service-connected disabilities stop them from performing a substantially gainful activity. This program is a very powerful tool for a veteran, allowing them to live on a sustainable income when their service-connected conditions, illness, injuries or disability prevent a veteran from working.
Filling out and submitting the VA Form 21-8940 allows you to avoid a denial. Usually, when you see the phrase "your claim for TDIU is administratively denied" it means you simply did not complete the form.