Increased Disability Ratings

Thousands of veterans find themselves in this situation, issued a corect rating by VA that progressively worsens as the years go on, what are you to do? The first step is contacting an experienced VA Disability Attorney about an increased disability rating!

The Department of Veterans Affairs calculates the amount of compensation a veteran will receive by assigning a veteran’s disability rating. The benefit amount varies according to the severity of the disability as determined by the VA. Disability rating determination is based on the evidence that the veteran files with a claim as well as from military records.

Veteran ratings can range from 0% to 100% and are assigned in 10% increments (i.e. 20%, 30%, 40%, etc.)

Benefit amounts are then determined by considering the disability rating, the veteran’s living situation, and the number of eligible injuries. A veteran living by his or herself with no dependents will, for example, receive a different amount of compensation than a veteran with the same disability rating who has a spouse and two dependent children. In some cases, a veteran may be paid more than the amount determined by the current benefit tables if:

  • The disability is very severe or includes the loss of limb(s)
  • The veteran has a spouse, children or dependent parent(s)
  • The veteran has a severely disabled spouse

Veterans also tend to be underrated by the VA —  particularly for mental health claims — receiving a rating that does not adequately represent their current level of functioning. We will work tirelessly to get your rating increased so that you can receive the full benefit to which you are entitled. In one year, our clients received over $5,000,000 in retroactive benefits and won over 100 cases in the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Contact our office to see what additional assistance we can provide you towards an increased disability rating. Or call us! (800) 693-4800

NEW CLAIMS

We work hard, devoting over 20,000 hours of time to veteran disability law each year. We offer veterans their best chance at a successful claim.

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APPEALS AT VA

Attorneys and staff at Legal Help for Veterans have over 30 years combined experience representing veterans and decades of military service.

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INCREASED RATINGS

Last year, our clients received over $5,000,000 in retroactive benefits and won over 100 cases in the US Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

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APPEALS TO COURT

As veterans and lawyers, we recognize your need and will give you the time and attention you deserve, making your case our top priority.

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We will work tirelessly to get your rating increased so that you can receive the full benefit to which you are entitled.


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Members of the Legal Help for Veterans practice group are former service members who bring not only legal expertise but an understanding of service and duty. The members of the group have medical and administrative backgrounds as well as finely honed legal skills developed over twenty years of practice and experience.