VA Increased Ratings

We will help you determine whether you qualify for an increased rating.

Increased Ratings / Compensation Rates

An increased rating means significantly more tax-free compensation benefits. Please review the current VA Compensation Rates, below. We will work with you to determine if you are eligible for a higher rating.

Already service-connected?

If so, you may be entitled to a higher rating for your service-connected impairment. This is something that we will assist you with. We will help you every step of the way – from filing the initial claim to completing the appeals process.

If you have more than one service connected impairment, the VA uses a combined rating table to determine your rating.  This is also known as “VA math.”

Service connected impairments, or conditions, are rated on a scale of severity from 0% to 100% (in 10% increments). Most often, the VA gives low ratings on the initial decision and first time appeals.

VA Compensation Rates
as of December 1, 2022


Some examples of when higher ratings/additional benefits are warranted, include:

  1. Sleep apnea – the VA may grant service connection for this impairment at 30%. However, if you are using a CPAP machine, you are automatically entitled to 50%.
  2. Headaches – often times, the VA will grant service connection for headaches at 0%. Medical records and even journals that you keep can be used to show the severity of the headaches and may help you get an increased rating.
  3. Mental health conditions – this is not something that everyone is comfortable talking about and sometimes leads to a lower rating because the veteran does not want to go into detail about what they are feeling. Our highly experienced staff will talk with you and see what other resources may be available to get you the rating you deserve.
  4. Impotence – you may be entitled to Special Monthly Compensation (SMC) for loss of use of a creative organ.  This benefit is currently $118.33/mo.
  5. Dependent(s) – if you have a rating of 30% or higher, you may be eligible for additional compensation.

Let us help you get the benefits you deserve.

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