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Overall Combined Rating?

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kwveteran1108

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I need help finding out my overall combined rating. I was awarded sc for sleep apnea. a 30% rating for effective the month after discharge and a 50% rating one year later when i started using cpap.

Below are my current percentages with the sleep apnea 30 and 50 included in the two different scenarios.

70, 30, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (overall combined should be?) Also a bilateral factor for knees at 2.7%

70, 50, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (overall combined should be?) Also a bilateral factor for knees at 2.7%

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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If you want it "close", it's 93% rounded down to 90%.

If you want it more accurate, I'll need the evaluation for the right knee and the evaluation for the left knee.

I cannot reconcile bilateral factor for knees at 2.7% based on either a separate 10% for each knee, or a 20% for one knee and a 10% for the other knee.

I need help finding out my overall combined rating. I was awarded sc for sleep apnea. a 30% rating for effective the month after discharge and a 50% rating one year later when i started using cpap.

Below are my current percentages with the sleep apnea 30 and 50 included in the two different scenarios.

70, 30, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (overall combined should be?) Also a bilateral factor for knees at 2.7%

70, 50, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (overall combined should be?) Also a bilateral factor for knees at 2.7%

Thanks for any help you can provide.

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Thank you for the response ... here goes:

Per 38 CFR 4.26:

10% RK = 10%

Combine 10% RA = 19%

Combine 10% LK = 27%

+ bil factor of 2.7% = 29.7%, rounded to 30%

Your disability evaluations, for purposes of Table 1 of 4.25, are now "deemed"(?) to be 70, 50, 30 (from 4.26), 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10

70% = 70%

Combine 50% OSA = 85%

Combine 30% = 90%

Combine 20% = 92%

Combine 10% = 93%

Combine 10% = 94%

Combine 10% = 95%

Note: Table 1 from 4.26 stops at 95% because of rounding to 100%. The following is a arithmetical computation:

Combine 10% = 96%

Combine 10% = 96%

Final score? 96%, rounded to 100%.

I got a 10% for each knee and 10% for right ankle.

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jvretiredvet,

Thanks for the detailed reply.

I was recently sc fro OSA 30% from 09/2008 to Aug 2009 and 50%from Aug 2009 (when i began using CPAP)

When I add all my %'s using the 30% for OSA I get 100%. The VA is saying it is 90. Thats a differnce of several thousand dollars. I may be wrong. Could you take another look at my rating below and tell me what you come up with?

70, 30, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (Bilateral factor for RK, LK, and RA--all three are 10% ratings)

I really appreciate your help.

james

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Is your current 30% rating now 50% and you have no 30% rating now, so that you are 70, 50, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10??? If so, when you reach 95% any other 10%'s don't matter as it rounds up to 100%. Your 7th 10% combines to 95%.

It goes as follows: 70+50=85+20=88+10=89+10=90+10=91+10=92+10=93+10=94+10=95 which rounds to 100%.

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jvretiredvet,

Thanks for the detailed reply.

I was recently sc fro OSA 30% from 09/2008 to Aug 2009 and 50%from Aug 2009 (when i began using CPAP)

When I add all my %'s using the 30% for OSA I get 100%. The VA is saying it is 90. Thats a differnce of several thousand dollars. I may be wrong. Could you take another look at my rating below and tell me what you come up with?

70, 30, 20, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10 (Bilateral factor for RK, LK, and RA--all three are 10% ratings)

I really appreciate your help.

james

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