Guide to Mental Health VA Ratings eBook
CCK presents its new eBook – Guide to Mental Health VA Ratings, now available for free download!
Veterans can receive VA disability compensation for both physical and mental health conditions caused by military service; however, the Department of Veterans Affairs rates mental health conditions differently than physical ailments.
This comprehensive guide offers an in-depth look into common mental health conditions among veterans and breaks down VA’s criteria for each mental health rating. We also offer useful advice for securing the best mental health VA rating possible.
What You Will Learn:
- How to use lay statements and other evidence to prove your claim for mental health benefits
- Mental health conditions that are eligible for VA disability compensation
- Mental health conditions not eligible for VA compensation
- What to expect during a Compensation and Pension (C&P) mental health exam
- Tips for attending your C&P exam
- A comprehensive breakdown of VA ratings for mental health disorders and eating disorders
- How to increase your mental health disability rating
- How to get Total Disability based on Individual Unemployability (TDIU) benefits for a mental health condition
- How to establish secondary service connection for your mental health disorder
Save the guide to your device and use it as a reference whenever you need. Download your copy for free today!
Introduction to Mental Health VA Ratings
Mental disorders (except for eating disorders) are rated using the same criteria under VA’s General Rating Formula for Mental Disorders, 38 CFR § 4.130. VA will rate mental health conditions at either 0, 10, 30, 50, 70, or 100 percent based on:
- The level of social and occupational impairment; and
- The frequency, duration, and severity of the symptoms listed in the criteria.
It is also important to note that veterans can only be rated for a symptom’s functional limitations once. Be sure to download your copy of the eBook to read about each mental health rating in more detail.
Did VA Deny Your Mental Health Claim?
If you were denied disability compensation for your mental health condition, it may be beneficial to seek assistance from an accredited veterans’ representative. The accredited attorneys and claims agents at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick may be able to help you appeal the decision. Contact CCK today to schedule your free case review.
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