Are you wondering how to get rated for depression? Qualifying for a VA disability rating for depression can be difficult for some veterans.
Because you must be able to prove that your depression was caused or made worse by your active duty military service.
There are a few different diagnosis you should be aware of when you are chasing down a Va disability rating for depression. They might call it Depression, or Unspecified Depressive Disorder but you are actually looking for MDD or a Va rating for major depressive disorder.
However, it can often be hard to characterize depression.
Often, depression is thought of as an invisible issue since it can’t be seen.
When most people think about VA disability ratings, they consider the physical injuries of a service member.
They may not consider the mental health and well-being of the veteran.
Depression is often masked, and it is not as easy to spot as a physical injury.
In this video, I will explain VA ratings for depression
How to Qualify for a VA Disability Ratings for Depression
To qualify for a VA disability rating for depression, the event that caused the depression will need to have happened while you were on active duty.