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Hi guy I'm currently rated 90%, today i just saw where my GERD was increased to 20%, my Cervical increased to 30% and my right ridculopathy increased to 10%, with all this what's my new overall rating?

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Do you happen to have any pending claims or appeals?

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Yes, I apologize here's what't going on, I'm already rated 90% and today the following happen

My GERD was increased from 10% to 20%  

My Cervical DDD was increased from 20% to 30%

I got rated 10% from Radiculopathy 

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With the three new separate 10% increases your total disability rating goes from 90% to 93%.

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usually 3 =10%ratings would be 27.1% rounded off at 30% so if you have a 90% rating you would need an additional 30%  or 50% to make it to 100%  after initial rating of combined 90%.

its very hard to reach the 100%

a separate  rating of a single  s.c. disability of 50% plus your 90%combined  would round out to 95%  to = 100%

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Really it all depends on your raw score.  You say you are 90, but are you actually 90?  Anything from 85 to 94 could be a 90.

So, if you have a raw score of 85-92 the plus 30 would get you only up to 94, which would be rounded down to 90.

If your raw score is 93, then a 30 will get you 100.

And if your raw score is 94, then all you really need is a 10.

Would need to know all of your disabilities you currently have to see what your raw score is before VA math.

FWIW,

Hamslice

 

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