The VA Disability Bilateral Factor

38 CFR § § 4.26 Bilateral factor. When a partial disability results from disease or injury of both arms, or of both legs, or of paired skeletal muscles, the ratings for the disabilities of the right and left sides will be combined as usual, and 10 percent of this value will be added (i.e., not …

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What is a Deferred Decision in a VA Disability Claim?

A deferred decision in a VA Disability Claim just means that the decision is delayed. Usually it is delayed for further development like ordering an exam for the condition that is deferred. For instance, when you filled for benefits, you may have filed for VA Disability Depression,  Back Pain, Headaches, and bilateral(both left and right) Hip Pain. The …

What is a Veterans Disability Claim? What Amount of Benefits Is Paid?

Veterans disability claims can result in monthly payments made to a veteran to compensate them for a service-related disability, whether full or partial.  They are not automatic. A disabled former service member must apply in order to receive the benefit. Who Qualifies? United States veterans of any branch of the military are qualified to apply; as …