Jump to content
  • 0

Letter Of Increase



I was going through all of the paper work I have form the VA in preparation for an upcoming C&P exam. Among the stacks of appointment schedules and other junk I found a letter dated Aug 13, 1999. This letter was sent after a C&P I had back then. The findings attached to the letter stated that I meet the criteria for 20% compensation. What makes this interesting is the fact that I have been receiving pay at the 10% rate. I called that 800# and faxed them the letter. I was told this would be opened as a claim and the letter would be forwarded to my RO. Should I be paid retroactive for the last 10 years? Has anyone seen this happen to anyone else?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Answers 10
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters For This Question

Recommended Posts

You say "letter". What does the rating state? The VA is not bound by a typographical error in a letter. Do you have the letter that goes with the letter?

Example: The rating says that you are 10% for a knee condition. The letter states that you are 100% for a knee condtion. He will only be paid at the 10% rate.


Edited by carlie
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • HadIt.com Elder

Sharon, nice explanation.

I relooked at my rating letters. I recently recieved two letters with attachments from the VA.

The letters are stapled together.

The first letter says 'This letter tells you about your entitlement amount and payment start date and what we decided.

The second letter looks like an Award document with centered Titles. It looks like a Legal Document has the VA circular crest on it, my data, represented by, then just before the Introduction in small letters says "Rating Decision" and the date.

I am curious, as someone else here may be, which is 'exactly' a legal VA letter? It seems that any data listing on either document, should be 'legal', but I suspect not. I have a few letters with 'entitlement amount and payment start date and what we decided' that have blatant errors on them. Of course thats my opinion, but the VA would consider them typos!

Course, times change and other letters could mean different things too.

Best to ya,


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Answer this question...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • veteranscrisisline-badge-chat-1.gif

  • Advertisemnt

  • 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims


    When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about ...
    Continue Reading
  • Most Common VA Disabilities Claimed for Compensation:   


  • Advertisemnt

  • VA Watchdog

  • Advertisemnt

  • Ads

  • Can a 100 percent Disabled Veteran Work and Earn an Income?

    employment 2.jpeg

    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

  • Create New...

Important Information

{terms] and Guidelines