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Hypertension is another word for high blood pressure. To be eligible for monthly compensation, your blood pressure must have a diastolic measurement (the bottom number) of 100 or more, or a systolic measurement (the top number) of 160 or more. VA will assign a 10, 20, 40, or 60 percent rating for hypertension.

  • 10 Percent: Your diastolic pressure is 100 to 109, or your systolic pressure is 160 to 199.
  • 20 Percent: Your diastolic pressure is 110 to 119, or your systolic pressure is 200 or higher
  • 40 Percent: Your diastolic pressure is 120-129
  • 60 Percent: Your diastolic pressure is 130 or higher

The compensation schedule for disability ratings from 10 to 60 percent as follows: 10 percent disability rating: $142.29 per month,20 percent disability rating: $281.27 per month, and 60 percent disability rating: $1,131.68 per month.

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