VA Disability Ratings
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Veterans who are disabled because of service-related injuries or illnesses may be eligible to receive monthly disability benefits. Regardless of the particular type of physical injury, mental health condition, or disease a veteran may have, a veteran's disability will be rated on a scale from zero to 100% in increments of 10%. This rating measures a veteran's ability to work and earn wages, and can impact the amount of compensation they may be eligible to receive. Generally, only veterans with disabilities rated at 10% or higher are entitled to receive cash compensation for those disabilities.
Veterans receive compensation based on their disability rating. Benefit rates are adjusted periodically to account for changes in cost of living and may also be adjusted in cases where veterans have V.A. recognized multiple disabilities (combined disability ratings). Veterans may also receive additional compensation under the following circumstances:
- Very severe disabilities or loss of limbs
- Veterans with dependents
- Veterans who have a severely disabled spouse
You can find more information about up-to-date benefit rates on the VA website.
The VA makes determinations about your disability rating according to the evidence you submitted as part of your claim. As such, providing complete and compelling evidence regarding the nature of your disability, how it affects your ability to work, and how it relates to your military service is crucial to receiving an accurate disability rating and obtaining the compensation you need.
Our firm is prepared to assist veterans who have one of the following below:
A Physical Disability, that is:
- A single disability rated at 60% or more.
- Due to a service-related injury, and
- Can't work because of that disability
A Mental Disability, that is
- A service-connected disability for any mental disorder.
- Can't work because of that disorder, and
- The VA has not granted you a 100% rating.
If you believe that you or your loved one has been unfairly rated or received less compensation than you or they deserve, you have the right to disagree. Our legal team can review your case to free of charge and determine how we may be able to help you receive a better rating and help you file an appeal.
A Fellow Disabled Veteran's Law Firm Can Help You Get the Benefits You Deserve
At George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers, our veterans disability attorneys are committed to helping our clients secure the compensation they rightfully deserve. Our firm's founding attorney, George Sink, Sr. is a Veteran who served two tours in Vietnam in the Marine Corps. He too is a disabled veteran, knows what it means to serve and sacrifice, and wants to help disabled veterans secure the benefits they deserve.
Because disability ratings can be a difficult concept to understand, and because securing an accurate rating depends on filing a strong claim, veterans should be focused on working with attorneys who can guide them through the claim process and help handle all complexities on their behalf.