I need a little help with VA Math.
I’m trying to figure out what I need to get to 100%. I’m currently, I think 93%, rounded down and rated at 90%.
Will the VA go off the 93% or will they go from the 90%? So my question is, what % will I need to get in order to get to 100%.
I currently have a claim in for Cervical Spine with Radiculopathy, Dyspnea Shortness of Breath both secondary to Ankylosing Spondylitis and an increase for Eye Condition that’s currently rated 0%. So I’m doing the what if scenario…
Here is how I am currently rated for my current 90%
50% Ankylosing Spondylitis (Back)
30% Scars on Head
20% Right Shoulder (Bilateral)
20% Left Shoulder (Bilateral)
10% Right Hip (Bilateral)
10% Left Hip (Bilateral)
0% Eye Condition
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If VA finds that a Veteran has multiple disabilities, VA uses the Combined Rating Table to calculate a combined disability rating. Disability ratings are not additive, meaning that if a Veteran has one disability rated 60% and a second disability 20%, the combined rating is not 80%. This is because subsequent disability ratings are applied to an already disabled Veteran, so the 20% disability is applied to a Veteran who is already 60% disabled.
If you have multiple service-connected conditions — VA will combine them using a process called VA Math.
Here’s how it works:
- VA starts with the premise that every veteran is 100 percent efficient or not disabled.
- So, if a veteran has a disability rating of 20 percent:
- VA sees them as 80 percent non-disabled and 20 percent disabled.
- To include another disability rating of 10 percent, VA will take 10 percent of the 80 percent non-disabled portion and add it to the existing 20 percent rating.
- This brings the veteran’s total disability rating to 28 percent, which will be rounded to 30 percent.
- This process continues with each disability rating the veteran has.