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Erectyle Dysfunction Rating 0% -Get Higher %?


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I was earlier rated 0% for Hypertension and 0% for ED during the first part of my claim. Then last week after my Cardiac CP results (deferred claim) finally came in, I was finally rated 10% SC (low balled)  for Hypertensive Heart Disease which is a catch all for a lot of heart stuff? Anyway, can anyone tell me what it takes to get 10% of higher for Erectile Dysfunction?  I did get  SMC -K for loss of a creative organ so is that how VBA generally takes care of ED ratings? The other issue is that I was injured and in a Tank Accident which was service connected for my back which resulted in a spinal fusion/decompression surgery. However, I learned that  there's a scientific study that shows a high correlation to decompression surgery and ED. Also, I also take multiple HBP medicines to try and keep my HBP down...

 

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Here's a great BVA example awarding 20% for 7522 during 2015: http://www.va.gov/vetapp14/Files3/1420519.txt

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Yup- ED is a 0% rating. Its a system not addressed in the ratings schedule so they shoehorned it in with a bunch of other stuff. SMC's are supposed to cover those situations, and 

-k is the one used for ED. 

 

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Actually there is a possible rating under 7522, Erectile Dysfunction but requires "deformity and loss of erectile power"  you can search on the term and find several appeal references.  It rates at 20% if you qualify.

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Folks:

Thanks, I was curious because I have seen Vets get 10% for ED and wondered what it took to get that rating instead of 0% which seems more common?

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