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Help Determining Combined Rating

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Good afternoon, vets:

This is my first post. It’s a simple one. What is the combined rating for the following individual ratings:

  • Right hip (limited flexion): 30 percent, effective August 2008
  • Right hip (limited abduction): 20 percent, effective August 2008
  • Left hip: 10 percent, effective August 2008
  • Left knee: 10 percent, effective August 2008
  • Eczema: 10 percent, effective January 2010
  • Right shoulder: 20 percent, effective April 2014
  • Left shoulder: 20 percent, effective April 2014
  • Left ankle: 20 percent, effective October 2014

Please show how you reached your conclusion. I want to double-check the VA's math, or mine.  

Thank you. 

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Just use the HADIT VA MATH CSC Calculator, start with your Highest % and working down. 1 - 30; 4 @ 20; 3 @ 10, then hit the SUBMIT.     Semper Fi

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@Gastone:

I used Hadit's calculator, and before that, I asked the Virginia DVA to determine my combined rating, and before that, I used the VA's chart. My calculations were same as the Virginia DVA's. Yet, each was different from the VA's.

I didn't reveal my combined rating because I wanted to see if someone could reach the same, higher combined rating the VA reached.  

 

 

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I would say if they add up all the 7 % you posted from 08  to present just using VA Math  30% 20% 10-10-10-% 20% 30%

I came up with a 77.13  and that would be a combined rate of 80%

unless I am not counting all your percentage that they rated you?

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if there is another 20%  the combined rated would not change  you need to get past a 85% to hit the 90 %combined rating.

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Buck:

Because ratings are rounded, you're close enough. You may have forgotten to apply the bilateral factor for my lower extremities. Doing that would have brought the total north of 80 but to the south of 85.  

Thanks, though.

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