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VA Proposes Changes to Disability Ratings


Last updated 3/15/2022 at 3:37pm

If you have a Department of Veterans Affairs-rated disability, heads up. They're proposing changes to the schedule for disabilities for auditory, respiratory and mental disorders.

If you receive compensation for one of those service-connected conditions, your rating won't change. The reason for changing the schedule, they say, is to "incorporate modern medical data and terminology" so veterans can receive more accurate and consistent decisions. Ratings will be based on "the most current medical knowledge" for the condition.

Some of the proposed changes are:

- Looking at tinnitus as a sympto...

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