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Help! Was my rating incorrect?

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 I had a previous claim and was rated at 90%.

I tried using the VA calculator and adding my disabilities but I continuously came up with the low 80 percentile. I've read a little about Bilateral factor's but I still came up with a lower percentage. Is there any way I could find out which disabilities I have are considered bilateral? I'm concerned I will later be contacted by the VA and informed I was given the incorrect rating all along. I've tried to contact them and even spoke with a rep and discussed my calculations. He advised I should request a recount. 

Here are my disabilities and ratings

patello-femoral syndrome, right knee 10%
tinnitus 10%
right shoulder chronic sprain (claimed as right shoulder impingement with pain) 10%
patello-femoral syndrome, left knee 10%
status post left shoulder SLAP tear repair and residual strain 20%

scars, left shoulder, status post surgery (painful) 


complications from nerve block, left shoulder girdle 

traumatic deviated nasal septum (claimed as nasal fracture with restricted airway) 10%
chronic lumbar strain (claimed as LB strain with LOS) 10%
chronic cervical strain (claimed as C-spine bulging disc with LOM and pain) 10%


I have a few rated at 0% but I don't see how it would change my rating. If anyone could help me calculate this correctly or advise which is considered "bilateral" it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you


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Best site I have found for ratings with or with bilaterals.  And, alway highest first, and bilaterals first.  Bilaterals right and left in pairs, i.e. arms and legs.



40 left shoulder nerve block 

20 left shoulder scare

20 left shoulder slap

10 right shoulder

10 right knee

10 left knee

72 combined bilateral 

79.2 combined plus 10%

79 rounded bilateral

10 nasal

10 lumbar

10 cervical

10 tinitus

87 cumulative disability

90% Disability Rating


Looks good to me,




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You have three things wrong with your left arm and one with your right, therefore bilateral.  If you didnt have the issue with your right arm, no bilateral for your arm.

Same with your knees.

Spine issues can not be bilateral, only feet, knees, legs, arms, elbows, hands etc.



“There is no hook my friend. There's only what we do.”  Doc Holiday 

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