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Hi Folks, I am new here I currently have a 90% rating I am trying to figure how some things are rated and add up.

DDD L5-S1 20% on 11/13/02

DDD l5-S1 20% on 09/26/03 so does that mean I have a 40% rating or are they 2 different ratings?

also I have a rating for some scars from a surgery that I received from the VA after service,

abdominal surgical 10% on 07/29/09

residual scar status post adenoma resection 10% on 03/06/14

same question is this a = 20% or are they 2 separate ratings?  (the first says secondary on abdominal)

I currently have an increase on both pending.  I was trying to use the calculator but not sure if these count as separate items or to add them together.

thanks.

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MOstly, you will have to read your decisions to see if they are seperate ratings.  What do they say?  The VA combines, not adds, ratings, using the combined rating table.  There is also a bilateral factor, if applicable.  

If you are at 90%, there is something else going on, as those neither combine nor add to 90 percent.  Something is wrong somewhere.  

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sorry I do have others,  attached is all that i have been awarded.   I will have to look for those decision letters also

degenerative disc disease, L5-S1 20% Service Connected   11/13/2002

depressive disorder

50% Service Connected   10/24/2014
peripheral neuropathy, bilateral lower extremities   Not Service Connected    
esophageal reflux (formerly DC 7205) 10% Service Connected   01/29/2009

abdominal surgical scar

10% Service Connected   07/23/2003

hiatal hernia secondary to esophageal reflux surgery

0% Service Connected   07/23/2003
right ankle condition   Not Service Connected    
allergic rhinitis (claimed as sinus condition) 30% Service Connected   10/24/2014

sleep apnea

  Not Service Connected    
hyperparathyroidism 0% Service Connected   09/21/1993
hypertension 10% Service Connected   01/29/2009
residual scar, status post adenoma resection (formerly DC 7800) 20% Service Connected   03/06/2014
degenerative disc disease, L5-S1 20% Service Connected   09/26/2003
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In EBenefits, under Disabilities, it will show exactly what your current ratings are.  This should show if you have 2 10's or 1 10, same with the back rating.

 

I would think that they are just updated verifications of SC. One spine rating cover sacroiliac, the lumbar and thoracic sections all in just 1 rating, so you can not have 2 separate ratings on DDD for L5/S1.

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