VA Math: If the VA increased my disability rating, why didn’t my overall rating change?

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Veterans who have multiple disabilities are often confused by how the VA obtains their overall disability rating. While it may seem that a condition with a 60% disability rating and a condition with a 50% rating would make you totally disabled, this is not the case.  How VA Math Works The VA recognizes that it’s …

Medical Records and Evidence You Need to Support Your VA Disability Claim or Appeal

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In order to receive disability compensation from the VA, you will need to demonstrate that you were honorably discharged from the U.S. military and that you have a condition that is connected to your military service: a direct connection, an aggravated connection, a secondary connection, or a presumptive connection.  In order to prove you have …