How to Increase a VA Disability Rating
A VA Disability Ratings Increase is for veterans who feel their impairments have worsened since their last rating decision. Sometimes medical conditions worsen over time and you should be reevaluated. Read more below about increasing your VA disability rating or call (888) 959-9908 for help.
Is a VA Disability Rating Increase the same as an appeal?
No. A VA Disability Rating Increase is considered a new claim. A veteran doesn’t have to submit new and material evidence for a VA Disability Increase. However, VA Disability Rating Increase requests can get complicating very fast!
We highly recommend you get a free consultation with an experienced VA Disability Attorney. The call is free and Woods and Woods only charges a fee if they win your case. Call today (888) 959-9908.
Will I need new evidence to Increase VA Disability ratings?
We highly suggest you obtain new evidence to present to the Veterans Administration. You are going to have to show the Veterans Administration that you deserve the increase – new evidence is generally the best way to show you are entitled to increase your VA Disability rating.
If you are looking to increase VA Disability ratings you want to present new evidence showing how your impairments have worsened over time. For example, our veterans disability benefits lawyers often hire doctors outside the VA to examine medical records of our clients and write a report detailing how the veteran’s injuries have worsened.
If the increase VA disability claim is for mental impairments, we often work with psychologists to review records and write a report. For veterans trying to obtain Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits our lawyers often hire vocational experts to show the veteran is unemployable.
Remember, evidence is key to winning an increase in your VA Disability rating from the Veterans Administration.
How do I file to Increase VA Disability ratings?
First, you should contact a VA Disability Lawyer and find out if you are eligible. Some veterans choose to file the VA Disability Increase on their own. We strongly urge you to seek the help of an experienced VA Disability Lawyer. The VA will have a lawyer, shouldn’t you?
What if I was denied my VA Disability Increase?
This happens everyday to veterans who are eligible for a VA Disability Increase. The VA often denies legitimate claims and mis-rates claims as well. If you suspect you have been wrongly denied or underrated contact Woods and Woods today for a free consultation on your VA Disability Increase rights! (888) 959-9908