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Veterans Disability Ratings & Claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs administers claims for service related disabilities. Disability compensation is available for injuries or diseases that happened while on active duty, or were made worse by active military service. The amount of basic benefit paid varies depending on the severity of the condition. Additional amounts may be paid if the veteran has: very severe disabilities or loss of limb(s); a spouse, child(ren), or dependent parent(s); or a seriously disabled spouse. The Code of Federal Regulations contains claim information and a schedule of disability ratings in title 38, parts 3 and 4.

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  • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) Program: Name Change

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend the regulations pertaining to the name of the Chapter 31 Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment program. VA provides benefits and services under the program name of ``Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment''. VA is proposing to amend the name to ``Veteran Readiness and Employment''...

  • Certification of Evidence for Proof of Service

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations concerning the nature of evidence that VA will accept as proof of military service and character of discharge. In the past, VA only accepted original service documents, copies of service documents issued by the service department or by a public custodian of...

  • New Evidence

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends the regulation governing use of service department records as new evidence to remove the words ``Joint Services Record Research Center.'' This change is necessary because the U.S. Department of Army, Records Management and Declassification Agency (RMDA) has realigned its records research activities...

  • Aggravation Definition

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes its adjudication regulations relating to aggravation of service-connected disabilities to more clearly define ``aggravation'' in service- connection claims. The revisions would explicitly confirm a singular definition of ``aggravation'' that includes the requirement of ``permanent worsening.'' The...

  • Update and Clarify Regulatory Bars to Benefits Based on Character of Discharge

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its regulations regarding character of discharge determinations. VA proposes to modify the regulatory framework for discharges considered ``dishonorable'' for VA benefit eligibility purposes, such as discharges due to ``willful and persistent misconduct,'' ``an offense involving moral...

  • VA Claims and Appeals Modernization; Correction

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule regarding its claims adjudication, appeals and Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) regulation. This correction addresses a minor technical error in the published final rule.

  • Active Service Pay

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulations. One amendment would permit VA to suspend disability compensation payments upon receipt of notice from the Department of Defense (DoD) that the veteran has received, is receiving, or will begin to receive active service pay. This proposed change would reduce...

  • VA Claims and Appeals Modernization

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is correcting a final rule regarding its claims adjudication, appeals, and Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) regulations. This correction addresses minor technical errors in the published final rule.

  • VA Claims and Appeals Modernization

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is providing notice that the effective date of the new VA appeals system, outlined in the Veterans Appeals Improvement and Modernization Act of 2017 (AMA), is February 19, 2019.

  • VA Claims and Appeals Modernization

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its claims adjudication, appeals, and Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) regulations. In addition, this rule revises VA's regulations with respect to accreditation of attorneys, agents, and Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives; the standards of conduct for...

  • Presumption of Herbicide Exposure and Presumption of Disability During Service for Reservists Presumed Exposed to Herbicides

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is adopting as final an interim final rule published on June 19, 2015, to amend its adjudication regulation governing individuals presumed to have been exposed to certain herbicides. Specifically, VA expanded the regulation to include an additional group consisting of individuals who performed service in...

  • Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits

    On September 18, 2018, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a final rule amending its regulations governing veterans' eligibility for VA pensions and other needs-based benefit programs. The final rule contained some errors in its preamble and in one amendment to the CFR. This document corrects those errors.

  • Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its regulations governing veterans' eligibility for VA pensions and other needs-based benefit programs. The amended regulations establish new requirements for evaluating net worth and asset transfers for pensions and identify which medical expenses may be deducted from countable income for VA's...

  • Automatic Burial Benefits for Previously Unestablished Surviving Spouses

    This final rule amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulation governing persons who may receive VA burial benefits on behalf of a deceased veteran. As amended, the regulation reflects VA's current policy of paying an automatic burial benefit to surviving spouses who were not established in VA systems as a veteran's spouse at the time...

  • VA Claims and Appeals Modernization

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is proposing to amend its claims adjudication, appeals, and Rules of Practice of the Board of Veterans' Appeals (Board) regulations. In addition, VA proposes to revise its regulations with respect to accreditation of attorneys, agents, and Veterans Service Organization (VSO) representatives; the standards...

  • Fiduciary Activities

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its fiduciary program regulations, which govern the oversight of beneficiaries, who because of injury, disease, or age, are unable to manage their VA benefits, and the appointment and oversight of fiduciaries for these vulnerable beneficiaries. The amendments will update and reorganize regulations...

  • Special Monthly Compensation for Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulations to add an additional compensation benefit for veterans with residuals of traumatic brain injury (TBI). This final rule incorporates in regulations a benefit authorized by the enactment of the Veterans' Benefits Act of 2010. The Veterans' Benefits Act authorizes special...

  • VA Compensation and Pension Regulation Rewrite Project

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) published a notice of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on November 27, 2013, proposing to reorganize and rewrite its compensation and pension regulations in a logical, claimant focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions was to assist claimants,...

  • Extra-Schedular Evaluations for Individual Disabilities

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amends its adjudication regulation pertaining to extra-schedular consideration of a service-connected disability in exceptional compensation cases. This rule clarifies that an extra-schedular evaluation is to be applied to an individual service-connected disability when the disability is so exceptional or...

  • Extension of the Presumptive Period for Compensation for Gulf War Veterans

    The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is issuing this final rule to affirm its adjudication regulations regarding compensation for disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses suffered by veterans who served in the Persian Gulf War. This amendment is necessary to extend the period during which disabilities associated with undiagnosed...

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