How to Prove Your Veterans’ Disability Rating Should Be Higher
These are the keys to convincing the VA that you deserve a higher disability rating—and the higher level of compensation that comes with it:
- Medical evidence showing the severity of your condition
- A record of active treatment for your ailments
- Evidence that your health problems were connected to your service
A 100 percent disability rating can qualify you for more than $3,000 in monthly income.
Sometimes, you can also qualify for a higher rate of compensation even without a 100 percent disability rating if your service-connected disability leaves you unable to work.
In that case, you could qualify for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) status.
The VA rating system is confusing, using a complicated formula instead of simple addition to combine all of your medical problems into one rating.
You’ve got other things to do besides trying to solve this puzzle.
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