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I have multiple rating that the VA added to total 80%, but I've found a claim that they failed to adjudicate at the time, that might (I think) increase it to 90. I know how they add two ratings, but I'm just not sure how they add several numbers.

My ratings are ...

60

10

10

10

10

10

Would the percentage go up if another 10% was added?

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The more ratings the less the increase.As I calculate you should be rated 80% now and another 10% will not budge it.

Sorry it works that way. Matter of fact unless something changes significantly I don't see it being easy to get to 90% and would probably be easier for you to get to 100% than 90%.

If you are not working you could get 100% TDIU.

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Each disability rating you get leaves you "able-bodied" for the balance. Weird, I know. It looks like this:

100% able - 60% disabled = 40% able-bodied.

40% able - 10% (10% of 40%, or a total of 4%) = 36% able-bodied (for a total disability rating of 64%, rounded down to 60%)

34% able - 10% (3.4%) = 30.6% able-bodied (67.4% disabled, rounded up to 70%)

30.6% able - 10% (3.06%) = 27.54% able-bodied (70.46 disabled, rounded down to 70%)

27.54% able - 10% (2.754%) = 24.786% able-bodied (73.214% disabled, rounded to 70%)

24.786% able - 10% (2.4786%) = 22.3074% able-bodied (75.6926% disabled, rounded to 80%)

That is where the total rating of 80% comes from. If you add another 10% rating to it, it would be:

22.3074% able - 10% (2.23074%) = 20.07666% able-bodied (77.92334% disabled, rounded to 80%)

To get to 90%, you need to break a total of 85% combined. You are currently 9.3074% away. You need to get another rating of at least 50% to get to a 90% rating.

22.3074% able - 50% (11.1537%) = 11.1537% able-bodied (86.8463% disabled, rounded up to 90%)

Like Pete says, if you are not working, it might be much easier to get 100% based upon TDIU.

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I have the spreadsheet from here. It's allows you to plug in the numbers and play with it. Where it's at I don't remember. But if you want it I can email or find it here on the mail page (not the forum).

Going from 80 to 100 is almost impossible. This is why they have TDIU.

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At 80% shouldn't you only need a rating of 40% or more to make 90% (not 50%)

20% of 40% is 8%? rounded up to 10% plus 80% for 90%

Each disability rating you get leaves you "able-bodied" for the balance. Weird, I know. It looks like this:

100% able - 60% disabled = 40% able-bodied.

40% able - 10% (10% of 40%, or a total of 4%) = 36% able-bodied (for a total disability rating of 64%, rounded down to 60%)

34% able - 10% (3.4%) = 30.6% able-bodied (67.4% disabled, rounded up to 70%)

30.6% able - 10% (3.06%) = 27.54% able-bodied (70.46 disabled, rounded down to 70%)

27.54% able - 10% (2.754%) = 24.786% able-bodied (73.214% disabled, rounded to 70%)

24.786% able - 10% (2.4786%) = 22.3074% able-bodied (75.6926% disabled, rounded to 80%)

That is where the total rating of 80% comes from. If you add another 10% rating to it, it would be:

22.3074% able - 10% (2.23074%) = 20.07666% able-bodied (77.92334% disabled, rounded to 80%)

To get to 90%, you need to break a total of 85% combined. You are currently 9.3074% away. You need to get another rating of at least 50% to get to a 90% rating.

22.3074% able - 50% (11.1537%) = 11.1537% able-bodied (86.8463% disabled, rounded up to 90%)

Like Pete says, if you are not working, it might be much easier to get 100% based upon TDIU.

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I figured for 40% and it comes in at just under 95% combined. It would take a 50% rating to bump up to 90%, unfortunately.

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