Obtaining a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating can be difficult to do on your own. If you have legal questions about how to get a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating, contact our lawyers. There is never a charge unless we win your claim. We offer free legal consultations to anyone. For help, please fill out the online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
How do I get a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating?
One of the most common questions veterans ask our law firm is “how do I get a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating?” There is no silver bullet to obtaining an 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating. You are going to have to submit evidence to prove that you are entitled to an 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating. Don’t assume the Veterans Administration is going to comb through your medical records throughly and instantly give you a 100 percent rating. Too many veterans who should be receiving 100 percent Veterans Benefits end up being denied.
Who is eligible for a 100 percent VA disability rating?
Veterans who wish to receive VA disability benefits must first be eligible. The Veterans Administration is bound by thousands of federal regulations. The maze of VA bureaucracy, paperwork, and deadlines often confuse veterans and their families. Eligibility requirements are complex but here is a simplification:
- Veteran must have a service-connected mental or physical disability
- Veteran must not have a dishonorable discharge
- Veteran must submit application for VA benefits
- Veteran must have been considered active duty at one point in military career
- Veteran must fit the Veterans Administration’s guidelines for VA disability
What does a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating pay monthly?
Veterans who receive a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating will receive $2,906.83 a month from the Veterans Administration. If you are a veteran who obtains a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating, you may also be eligible to receive monthly payments for dependents. Veterans with dependent children and parents can receive extra monthly compensation in addition to your 100 percent Veterans Benefits pay.
Should I receive VA disability back pay?
Many veterans will find they have years of missing back pay. Your effective date will determine when you should have started receiving VA disability benefits. The Veterans Administration often is wrong about a veteran’s effective date and the veteran doesn’t even know it. That means you could be out years of VA disability back pay if you just accept the Veteran Administration’s effective date and do not investigate further. Our veterans disability lawyers regularly find that the Veterans Administration was dead wrong on our clients’ effective dates and they almost lost enormous amounts of VA disability pay.
What if I can’t work and can’t obtain a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating?
If you can’t work and can’t possibly get your VA rating up to a 100 percent, you should consider filing for Total Disability Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits. Unemployability is a problem among veterans with service-connected mental and physical disabilities. TDIU benefits are designed for veterans that can’t work, yet can’t receive a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating. You will need to submit evidence to show that you meet the Veteran Administration’s definition of unemployable.
How does VA math effect my VA disability rating?
What many veterans who apply for VA benefits don’t realize is that a 90 percent VA disability rating and a 10 percent rating do not equal a 100 percent VA disability rating. VA math is confusing and many veterans don’t understand the Veterans Administration’s convoluted formula. If you have questions about how to add up your VA disability ratings, you can always call the lawyers at Woods & Woods. We can help you understand your VA disability rating for no cost.
What if I was denied a 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating?
If you were recently denied your 100 percent Veterans Benefits rating you may have the option to appeal. You only have one year to appeal from the date the Veterans Administration made a decision. If you have let your appeal period collapse you will have to submit a new application for VA disability benefits. Appealing a VA disability decision can be hard to do on your own and we highly suggest you contact our VA disability lawyers for help.
I think my VA disability rating is low; what can I do?
If you feel that your mental and physical service-connected impairments have worsened since you received your VA disability rating, filing for an increase is a possibility. That means you can increase your VA disability rating by submitting evidence that your impairment has worsened. For example, suppose a veteran with a leg problem could previously stand for four hours at work and now can only stand one hour at work because the condition has worsened. That veteran should consider filing for a VA disability rating increase.
Can I afford a lawyer to obtain a 100 percent rating?
Woods and Woods VA certified disability attorneys never charge a penny unless you win your VA disability benefits. Our fee is a percentage of back pay and case expenses. If you lose your VA disability claim, you don’t owe us a penny. There is never an upfront fee to become a client. Our lawyers never bill by the hour and we never charge for phone calls.
Why call Woods & Woods VA disability lawyers?
Since 1985, Woods & Woods has protected the rights of disabled people. Our VA disability benefits lawyers have helped thousands of veterans and their families with their VA disability benefits. We fight hard against the Veterans Administration and work with a team of lawyers, doctors, case managers, vocational experts, and psychologists to help win your VA disability benefits claim.