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Currently at 92% combined rating.  According to a few "va disability calculators" such as Hill and Ponton and others, a single 30% would bump me to 95 and therefore 100% schedular rating.

But when manually calculating the 92% + 30% using the VA Combined Ratings Table 

https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/rates-index.asp

it only bumps the rating to 94 and therefore remains rounded down to 90%.  The table shows that a 40% rating is required to reach 95%.  Why the mismatch?  

Inside that 92% is a "bilateral factor" of 4.9% if that makes a difference.

 

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26 minutes ago, Kenneth Livingston said:

Currently at 92% combined rating.  According to a few "va disability calculators" such as Hill and Ponton and others, a single 30% would bump me to 95 and therefore 100% schedular rating.

But when manually calculating the 92% + 30% using the VA Combined Ratings Table 

https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/rates-index.asp

it only bumps the rating to 94 and therefore remains rounded down to 90%.  The table shows that a 40% rating is required to reach 95%.  Why the mismatch?  

 

The mismatch or problem is that the 38 CFR 4.25 Combined Rating Chart is the only  and accurate chart that VA uses. All and I do mean all other VA Disability Calculators are wrong. Some or most use some type of decimal points and the CRC doesn't. To get your right combined rating you will have to use the 38 CFR 4.25 CRC.

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Thank you pacmanx1 for this answer.

Recalculated with the table and this time made sure to always combine the highest rating numbers first and the 30% was indeed accurate.

60 + 54 + 30 + 30 + (30 yet to be awarded)  + 10 = 95...rounded to 100.

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Also, a lot of people forget to calculate bilaterals they have first, then the rest of it. 

 

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