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    You’ve just been rated 100% disabled by the Veterans Affairs. After the excitement of finally having the rating you deserve wears off, you start asking questions. One of the first questions that you might ask is this: It’s a legitimate question – rare is the Veteran that finds themselves sitting on the couch eating bon-bons … Continue reading

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Hello All,

 

I know there are NUMEROUS questions asked about the VA disability ratings, and even a disability calculator, but, my question is: my total combined disabilities are rated at 85%, so, it was rounded to 90%. I submitted a new claim for GERD, which I am expecting them to bring it from 10% up to 30%. For the disability calculation, will they work from the 90%  and then factor in new claims or percentages or do they re-enter all my disabilities and so my rating could still remain at 90%? 

 

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"However, it seems that if I put in all my disabilities into the calculator, and do not work off percentages of old disabilities, it will take a near miracle to get to anything past 95% to get me to 1

Hamslice  it is very hard to get to the 100%  rating for veterans rated at 85%   for a Veteran rated 90% he will need an adition increase or another condition rated at least 50%  for the 85% vet  it w

Roger that  pacmanx Ham  your at 200% straight up...does this mean your half whole...l😉

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They will work from your actual, 85, so IMHO you will still be rated at 90%. (But closer to 95, or 100%)

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You start over from the beginning..not from where you were in the past.  Use the disability calculator, put in your ratings.  Dont combine them with your old combined rating.  

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So, not sure which one it is, if they go off my old rating, where it was 85% and rounded up to 90% now-so could possibly get me to that over marker to be rounded up to 100% , or if they will work off my old rating of 85% and so I will still be 90%....However, it seems that if I put in all my disabilities into the calculator, and do not work off percentages of old disabilities, it will take a near miracle to get to anything past 95% to get me to 100% disability. How frustrating....

I still have not heard back from the HLR, but, if it does not work off my (already rated) 90%, then I do not think getting my GERD claim from 10% upped to 30% will be enough to get me to that threshold. But, I am going to hold out hope.......

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Check this method the VA uses to Calculate %'s  you may need to watch it a few times to understand it  from the chart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM7oYzL2DCg

 

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