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Can anyone help me with this? How or where can i find information as to how does the VA rate "Radiculopathy"

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The rating is usually contingent on something else....as due to other spinal conditions etc etc. 

We have many here who know more about this than I sure do but

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva_search.jsp?QT=radiculopathy&EW=ratings&AT=&ET=&RPP=10&DB=2016&DB=2015&DB=2014

That is the search link I used for the 3 most recent years of decisions with radiculopathy in them.

Do you have a Diagnostic code yet for this disability?

Also you can go to the VA Schedule of Ratings here at hadit...a long article, but all rating info and diagnostic codes appear in that link.

I assume you are claiming this as secondary to an established SC???

With 90% now, are you still able to work?

If not have you applied for TDIU?

 

 

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14 hours ago, recdir said:

Can anyone help me with this? How or where can i find information as to how does the VA rate "Radiculopathy"

Berta's right.

Radidiculopathy tends to be rated under nerves, but one nerve group may not be rated the same as another nerve group. You can search many of them here under the section "§4.124a   Schedule of ratings—neurological conditions and convulsive disorders":

http://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?rgn=div5;node=38:1.0.1.1.5

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