In this video, a VA Rater EXPLAINS How To Increase Your VA Disability Rating!
This is a letter from an individual who is a Rating Veterans Service Representative and he rates veterans claims daily. If you really want to maximize the benefits you believe you rate, here is great guidance straight from the horse’s mouth!
As a rater for the VA, I have noticed some mistakes that vets make and listened to many talks about how they forgot to tell the C&P doctor something about their conditions. I have also talked to so many veterans who don’t seem to remember aspects of their conditions unless I ask specific questions, and you can’t guarantee the C&P doctor will probe as deeply to bring out what needs to be said.
So, I am recommending veterans complete a personal statement for each and every condition.
If you are filing for 13 conditions you will have a statement for each condition. If you want to increase your VA disability rating, a personal statement is crucial!
I am sure some will worry this will be a lot of paper and bog things down. As a rater, I appreciate the organization and having a concise statement for each condition. It makes it easier to understand the whole picture and if you are on the borderline of say …a 30 and a 50 percent the statement gives me evidence to support going higher instead of lower.
A VA disability rater has the flexibility to go up or down based on what the VA rating manual tells them. You need to be sure to be open and honest about your VA disabilities so you get the rating and compensation that you deserve!