Lost 50% Got it Back but different effecive date in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research Forum Posted November 15, 2019 My friend had lost his 50% rating for failing to appear at a random hearing for his PTSD. Now 9 months later he has ben reinstated and is set to receive back the 50%. (letter has been received). He was hoping that he would get retro back to the date they knocked him to 0%. He will not. Any thoughts how retro is given? Thanks for taking the time!