If you have a strong case for 100% disability with the Department of Veterans Affairs and received a lower rating, it is absolutely worth your time and effort to pursue 100% disability and service connection. Perhaps you’ve been out of work for a while, are receiving Social Security Disability Income (SSDI), and your health issues and injuries were caused by your military service, but the VA has erroneously decided you’re only 75% disabled. Appeal it. What if it’s 90%? Appeal that, too. The difference in 90% and 100% disability is over $1,000 per month. Plus, there are additional benefits (both federal and state) available for veterans who are 100% disabled that may mean as much to you (or close to as much) as the extra income.
Click here to see the VA’s ratings chart showing the difference in income for varying percentages and degrees of VA disability. If you have dependents, the amounts are even greater.
If you’ve received an adverse (or inadequate) decision from the VA and want help with filing a Notice of Disagreement or other appropriate appeal, please contact our main office in Atlanta.