This was a good topic, unfortunately, I haven't seen any responses. I only served 4 in the USMC and broke my skull in 10 places. I have 2 plates held in with 7 screws in my head and I was rated at 10% in 1997. When I discuss this with other vets, I get the same advice, that I should try to have the rating increased. I've been trying to read the threads/posts about SOs vs. lawyers, etc. I just really couldn't stomach going back to the VA repeatedly for another 2 or 3 years for a 10 or 20% increase. What's your thoughts? Am I on track here? DevilDawg00311: What did you do ultimately? Thanks! Chris Semper Fi!