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Long time lurker and wanted to ask a question I cannot find or word properly.


I have my rating sheet (provided to me from the DAV) and recently received an increase. I had used the combined rating table and the numerous calculators to see if what my rating would be with the change. I keep coming up with 95% rounding to 100% Can I please have others check my work to ensure I’m correct and then the most important part, I cannot find what/who can review and change this (hoping to avoid a 6 month waiting period but understand if that’s what needs to happen). Essentially the steps to take should I be correct. Thank You in advance for double checking my work.


Mental Health 70% (my increase)

Back 40%

L Arm 20% (bilateral factor)

R Arm 20% (bilateral factor)

Left Leg 10% (bilateral factor)

Right Leg 10% (bilateral factor)

Gerd 10%

Tinnitus 10%

L Leg (separate from above) 10%

My math takes those ratings with the bilators factors into account (for the two ratings); The problem is Ebennies and the DAV systems show me 90% combined.

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Very well.  Relying upon the unreliable ebenefits, as usual, does not turn out like we thought.  You will have to wait for the envelope, like everyone else.  It sounds like you were able to apply the bilateral factor, of course, we dont know if the decision will do that or not.  You will find out when you get the envelope.  

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I believe your correct Hamslice!

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Hill and Pontoon did the bilaterals first, also, just like hamslice and I did, so unfortunately, its likely Hill and Pontoon, hamslice and myself are correct:  90 percent.  But, again that's relying upon the unreliable numbers of ebenefits, which is not a good idea.   So, as usual, you should wait for the envelope.  


You can check it with CCK's calculator, which I would recommend:



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Add bilaterals first, highest to lowest,

LA 20

RA 20=36

LL 10=42

RL 10=48

LL 10=53

Bilateral factor 53 + 5.3 = 58.3 rounded down (below 5) = 58

Regular ratings

MH 70=87

BK 40=92

GE 10=93

TI 10=94

Total equals 94 rounded down to 90

Score 90

Fun with VA math,



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