If the VA assigned an incorrect rating, you can appeal their decision by proving that you qualify for a higher rating. Remember, if your conditions have worsened since you last applied, then you can submit a new claim asking for an increased evaluation.

The VA follows the rules of the VA’s Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD) to determine rating percentages. This is based on your symptoms, treatment options, and how it directly results from your disability.

If the VA approves your claim, you will receive a monthly payment as well as full medical care from the VA for your service-connected disabilities.

To apply, submit a VA Disability Claim along with evidence of service-connection and all medical records regarding your specific conditions on the claim.

In order for your conditions to qualify for a rating by the VA, they must be a result of your military service.

A VA Disability Rating is a percentage assigned by the VA based on the severity of your service-connected conditions. The higher the percentage, the more compensation a Veteran will receive for their conditions.

You can find the current status of your claim in your eBenefits portal.