VA Disability ratings are a mystery to many veterans and, even though the VA has a
curious way of determining combined ratings, you must first understand the system itself.
The VA Service-Connected Disability rating system is complex.
There are many reasons for this, but there is one aspect that is somewhat confusing that
requires explanation. The math that the VA uses in determining a final service-connected
disability rating awarded to veterans. This rating is used to determine compensation
payments and access other benefits. It is important that you understand how your rating is
determined so you can make sure your benefits are calculated properly.
The first thing to understand is what your disability rating represents. In short,
the VA takes each individual injury or illness into consideration and gives it a
numerical disability rating. Each rating is represented by a percentage divisible
by 10 (ex: 10%, 20%, 30%, 40%, etc.). These disabilities are racked and stacked,
then the VA does “VA Math” to determine your overall disability rate.
In order to understand how multiple disabilities can be totaled for your disability
compensation, review the article by Ryan Guia at MilitaryWallet.com.
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