VA Disability Ratings & Math

Facts About VA Disability Ratings

If you’ve been injured during service or have a current service-connected disability, the VA assigns a VA disability rating.  VA ratings range from 0 to 100% in increments of 10.


It’s crucial to understand that not all disabilities receive the same rating or follow the same criteria. The VA usually reserves the 0% rating for conditions.


A 0% disability rating means your condition is service-connected and eligible for compensation if it worsens. You no longer need to prove your condition was caused by service, but you will need to prove your 0% service-connected condition has increased in severity enough to grant a 10% or higher evaluation. Keep in mind, that you won’t receive monthly compensation at 0%, but you may qualify for certain ancillary benefits like health care.


To be eligible for monthly VA benefits, you must receive a disability rating of 10% or higher.

A 100% rating is usually assigned to (1) one or multiple service-connected conditions that combine to 100% using VA Math. Ratings between 10 to 100% are determined based on specific criteria, making credible and accurate evidence crucial during the submission process.


Note: “VA Math” for disability ratings does not follow regular math rules. For example, normally 20+30=50%, but in “VA Math”, it’s 40%.


Depending on your combined rating and ability to work, you may be eligible for Total Disability Based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU). TDIU compensates veterans at a 100% rate when they’re unable to work due to service-connected disabilities. However, several factors must be met to qualify for TDIU.

Tips for Applying for VA Compensation:

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VA Combined Disability Calculator

Our calculator is intended to give you a close estimate of your monthly compensation. 

Enter your number of Rated Disabilities; Your Percentage per Condition; Marital, Children and Parent status, and Aid and Attendance (AA).  Our VA disability calculator determines your estimated monthly combined disability rating compensation.

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