How Are Disability Ratings Decided?
The process through which the VA ultimately calculates disability ratings is not straightforward and relies on complex formulas. However, in making a determination, the VA will examine both the medical evidence you provide and your military service records.
Once the VA locates your condition in its Schedule of Rating Disabilities (or, if the condition is not listed in the schedule, a condition that best reflects your symptoms), it will attempt to determine its severity based on your specific medical issues. The VA could decide that your condition is mild, moderate, moderately severe, or severe. The greater the severity, the higher the disability rating. Our national Veterans rating appeals attorney can evaluate your rating determination, assess your circumstances, and advise whether an appeal is likely to succeed.
In your subsequent appeal filings, you will need to include additional evidence and legal arguments that justify a higher disability rating. Our national Veterans rating appeals attorney knows what the VA is looking for when reviewing appeals and will create a tailored strategy for your case. We work with trusted medical resources, including doctors and vocational experts, to strengthen our clients’ appeals. Appeals can take a long time to process, but we are committed to getting you the benefits you need and will be here to support you every step of the way.
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