When the time to discharge or retire from military service comes, receiving a disability rating for any injuries you sustained during your service is necessary for returning to civilian life.
Through the VA disability rating process, the Department of Veteran Affairs determines the level of compensation you are entitled to for service-connected medical conditions.
Most disabled veterans incorrectly assume that this is a one-time-only process. Therefore, it is important to note that if you feel your conditions have worsened, you have the right to claim a fair disability rating for fair compensation.
How To Get 100 VA Disability
There are two viable ways veterans get a 100 VA disability rating. One way is if the veteran has one or more disabilities that add up to a 100 percent disability rating. The other way is through Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability, otherwise known as TDIU.
The VA rating system takes impairment of earning capacity into account when determining a veteran’s disability rating. A veteran who is not able to work due to their service-connected disability is entitled to a 100 VA disability rating.
Is a 100% Disability Rating Permanent?
A 100 VA disability rating is not automatically granted permanent status; however certain situations can deem it permanent.
For instance, the VA can seek to reduce a veteran’s rating, but to do so, there needs to be evidence that the veteran’s conditions have improved. Notably, VA cannot rely on superficial examinations to show improvement when issuing a rating reevaluation.
Also, if a veteran has had a 100 VA disability for more than 20 years, VA will not reduce it unless there is evidence of fraud.
Increase Your VA Disability Rating
If you or anyone you know served in the military, you may need help obtaining a fair disability rating and compensation—contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.
Have a question? On the fence? Then contact us for more information. We are here for you — we proudly serve those who served. Veterans are our only priority because they made this the land of the free through their bravery and sacrifice.