Told to send VA the 21-4140 form


Jim thank you for all you do, I need to ask, do I need to send a 21-4140. I received a letter saying I didn't, but I never trust the VA.  Have you heard anything on this? Thanks.

Jim's Reply:

The letter is legit,  if hard to follow. VA enjoys obfuscation and over time has become quite good at taking a simple message and turning it into incomprehensible gibberish. The 4140 form was required for TDIU veterans to attest that they hadn't held gainful employment during the previous year. VBA was to send it out to each eligible veteran once a year but often missed some vets for years but then tried to reduce ratings for not returning forms they never received. In any case VBA will now just look at your income tax return and if you don't have taxable income from gainful employment, that's won't hear anything from VA. If you have held gainful employment and paid your taxes, VA will be in touch and ask you to complete the 4140 to ensure continuing eligibility to the TDIU benefit.