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Charles R


 I've filed a VA disability claim for COPD. I use oxygen while sleeping at night and upon exertion in the day time. I was in Desert Storm/Shield with the burn pits and the oil well fires in Iraq and Kuwait. My FEV is 46%. In  a sleep study, my SO2 was measured below 88% for 305 minutes in a 310 minute test. What rating will I get from the VA?

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It is very hard to say the rating they will give.  As it can be based on other factors.  Below is what I found

VA ratings for COPD and other lung disabilities

FEV-1/FVC Level VA Disability Rating for COPD
71%-80% of what is expected 10% VA Rating
56%-70% of what is expected 30% VA Rating
40%-55% or max oxygen consumption of 15-20 ml/kg/min 60% VA Rating
Less than 40% or a number of other issues listed below 100% VA Rating
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