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just a thought

is there a Retro pay calculator anywhere? i know there are Disability calculators everywhere, and i personal like H&P but what about figuring out retro pay. just to make sure they are paying the right amount- we all know how the VA likes to screw up on claims....whats to stop them from messing up retro pay calcs. 

any ideas? if not i am thinking of making one up in Excel and posting it here. might take me a min but i am pretty good with excel. would be better if there was one already out there though


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I would second this. I generally do the math and calculation manually which....takes time lol. Would be interesting to see if there is one, however, I feel there may be a lot of variables involved in such a calculator. Perhaps too many to create an accurate calculator based on individual circumstances? I may do a little googling later when I am more free.

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i have not seen a retro calculator we do have historical rates for you to calculate your own https://community.hadit.com/va-disability-calculator/

these rates go from 1974-2004 after 2004 the va has it on their site.

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i found this earlier this morning. 


H&P coming through again. 

anyone actually use them for appeals etc? i tried and they told me they couldnt help me bc i am working 😞

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When I won my BVA I just did the calculations in MS Excel, I had to figure out what I was rated and what the new rating would be. It was a pain but it was within a few dollars of what I received from the VA. I found mine to be more accurate than using the retro calculators.


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Like @paulstrgn, I did mine in a spreadsheet. Don't forget to factor in any dependency changes, increases, decreases, etc... At the time I did it, the retro calculators were not available online.

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