Top 5 Easiest VA Disability Claims To Get Approved
Many disabled veterans are not aware of the compensation they are entitled to, whether it means filing for the first time or getting a disability rating increase. As of 2021, a disabled veteran with a 100% VA disability rating is entitled to a monthly disability compensation payment of $3,321.85.
That’s a lot of money, and it could help hundreds of veterans who are struggling to support themselves and their families. Consequently, you might be wondering, “what kind of conditions can I get approved for?”
Tinnitus, otherwise known as “ringing in the ear” syndrome, is a condition many Veterans suffer from due to firing weapons without hearing protection or being near explosives. This happens seconds after exposure to very loud noises. Tinnitus is one of the easiest claims to get approved by the VA for disability benefits.
Mental Health Issues
Many Veterans battle with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD. This type of claim is considered a “high-value” claim because they are more likely to affect Veterans as opposed to skin conditions.
Statistics show that more than 90% of disabled veterans are rated 30% or higher for mental health conditions. In fact, 4 out of 10 Veterans with a mental health condition receive a rating of 70% or higher.
Musculoskeletal conditions include strains, sprains, arthritis, reduced flexion, and function in arms, legs, back, and neck. Some common symptoms of musculoskeletal injuries include:
- painful motion
- reduced range in motion
- loss of movement or coordination
Although musculoskeletal conditions typically rate at 20% or less, you can claim them as a secondary condition. Musculoskeletal issues stem from:
- side effects from prescription medications
- traumatic brain injury
- injuries in other areas of the body
VA Disability for scars rates between 10% and 80%. Explicitly, scarring has to be significant to be service-connected. However, it is a pretty simple process; get your scars approved and prove your injuries were a direct result of active duty.
You might be wondering, what are presumptive conditions? By all means, it’s a condition that the VA assumes is service-connected, even if there is no specific evidence, which they normally require.
For many Vietnam War veterans, the VA considers these conditions as presumptive:
- prostate cancer
- respiratory cancers
- heart disease
- b-cell leukemia
- soft-tissue sarcoma
- Parkinson’s disease
- hodgkin’s disease
- type 2 disease
- AL amyloidosis
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- porphyria cutanea tarda
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Written by Advice for Veterans