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Someone Please Explain The Veterans Affairs Standards For Blindness Compared To Ssa And National Standards.


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veterans affairs define blindness to be 5/200, ssa, dmv and federal law for legal blindess is 20/200 someone please help me understand how this huge injustice is allowed to happen.

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There is a little more to VA's rating of visual loss than that-

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...0.1.1.5&idno=38

This is the Schedule of Rating Disabilities- and you will be looking for all information under Organs of Special Senses under 38 CFR 4.75 through 4.84.

Did you file a VA claim for vision disability and then get denied? If so why did they deny?

This is one of many cases at the BVA showing how VA rates vision loss- this vet got 30% but an increase was denied yet this and many claims there show the application of the above regs in the Rating schedule:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp99/files3/9921972.txt

Do you have a copy of your Vision exam results -if you had a C & P already-

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I've had a c&p exam.left eye 20/400 (20/100) corrected with traumatic glaucoma and recurrent irritis service connected, va awarded 10%. visual field same eye 15 degrees vertical and 30 degrees horizontal remaining field, decision deferred rating board says exam. inconclusive need to schedule c&p.

Right eye 20/200 (20/100) corrected rating deferred to determine service connection.

left eye had irridectomy surgery and many episodes of laser surgery for glaucoma and irritis first diagnosed in service, surgery soon followed after diagnosis.

Right eye also had some laser surgery during the same time.

The award of 10% was Dec.2005 the other deferred issues remain pending to date.

There is a little more to VA's rating of visual loss than that-

http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-...0.1.1.5&idno=38

This is the Schedule of Rating Disabilities- and you will be looking for all information under Organs of Special Senses under 38 CFR 4.75 through 4.84.

Did you file a VA claim for vision disability and then get denied? If so why did they deny?

This is one of many cases at the BVA showing how VA rates vision loss- this vet got 30% but an increase was denied yet this and many claims there show the application of the above regs in the Rating schedule:

http://www.va.gov/vetapp99/files3/9921972.txt

Do you have a copy of your Vision exam results -if you had a C & P already-

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