Veterans Disability Calculator
If your disability involves an arm or leg, select the appropriate extremity and the disability rating. If your disability does not involve an extremity, just select the disability rating.
Current Disabilities Applied
Additional Payment Amount Factors
Number of Dependent Children Under 18 Years Old
Number of Dependent Children Aging From 18 to 23 Years Old and in School
Number of Dependent Parents
Does your spouse need Aid and Attendance (A/A)?
Calculating your combined disability rating using VA math can prove to be a challenging and confusing process. When using VA math to determine your disability rating, what may first appear as simple addition turns into calculating percentages of percentages. Using VA math, 2+2 does not 4: this is why we have developed our VA disability calculator to help veterans know what to expect from their VA disability compensation claim.
If you are a veteran with one service-connected disability, your combined rating will be that of said disability, no math required. The complications emerge when more than one rating must be combined to calculate your combined rating. VA assigns a disability rating for each service-connected condition. Individual ratings are not simply added together to calculate a combined rating. Here’s how VA math works:
Let’s say a veteran is rated at 50% for PTSD, 20% for TBI residuals, and 10% for tinnitus. Again, determining your combined disability rating is not as easy as adding 50+20+10 to equal 80%.
To begin calculating a combined rating, start with your highest individual rating and subtract it from 100%; this 100% represents the portion of the veteran that is NOT disabled, which the VA calls “efficiency.”
Help others learn about VA Math!
Use the embed code below to share the infographic on your own site or across the web.
<a target="_blank" href="https://cck-law.com/va-disability-calculator/><img src="https://3ax89fn04ri34ttxy19m3rcv-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/metaphor-for-va-math-infographic.jpg" width="1200" height="5528" alt="VA Disability Chart - Infographic by Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD"/></a>
Step By Step Instructions to Compute Your Disability Rating
First, subtract 50% (PTSD rating) from 100% (non-disabled/efficiency). This results in 50% efficiency.
100% – 50% = 50%
Here, you have a base disability rating of 50%.
Next, take 20% (TBI residuals) of 50% (remaining efficiency), which yields 10%.
20% of 50% is 10%
Then, add 10% to the 50% disability rating previously determined. This results in a 60% disability rating and a 40% efficiency rating.
50% + 10% = 60% disabled 100%-60%=40% efficiency
The 10% disability rating for tinnitus is then multiplied by the remaining efficiency of 40%, yielding 4%
10% of 40% = 4%
Adding 4% to the 60% disability rating totals a 64% combined disability rating. VA always rounds ratings to the nearest multiple of 10, so the 64% rating would be rounded down to a final combined rating of 60%. A 60% rating from the VA entitles the veteran to $1,083.52 per month with no dependents.
4 + 60 = 64% -> 60% disabled
Other influences such as the bilateral factor can play a role in increasing a combined rating if certain criteria are met. A veteran may also receive a higher monthly compensation amount if they have dependents. Each of these factors are integrated into our VA disability calculator. Even if you calculate a rating lower than 100%, you may still be entitled to compensation equal to that 100% rating through individual unemployability (TDIU) . TDIU is reserved for veterans whose service-connected disabilities prevent them from working.
VA math is confusing and frustrating. Previously, veterans were limited to using the Combined Ratings Table and Compensation Benefit Rate Tables provided by the VA to calculate their combined disability rating and compensation amount, but those days are over. Use our simple VA disability rating calculator to determine your disability rating and compensation amount; no tables or math skills needed. If you would like to learn more about retro benefits, take a look at our back pay calculator.
If you believe that your service-connected disability(s) warrants a higher rating or if your service-connected disability(s) keeps you from working, contact our office for a free consultation.
- VA Disability Retro Calculator
- Have You Been Denied Veteran Benefits?
- I Have Not Received a RAMP Letter. Can I Still Expect One?
- What is a Board of Veterans’ Appeals Remand?
OUR CLIENTS LOVE US, AND SO WILL YOU. SEE WHAT CCK CLIENTS HAVE TO SAY.
- It has been one of the best legal experiences that I have personally encountered. Their follow up and their follow thru has been on perfect terms. Wow, they have given me a celebrity experience! Impressive! Read More »
- These people are FANTASTIC!!! I highly recommend this firm to Veterans everywhere. Honest Legal Help like this is priceless and they are extremely skilled. So Satisfied with the results...5 stars!! Read More »
- I cannot begin to say how grateful I am to this Firm. From the Class A staff to the Lawyers, there are no complaints. Everyone treated me fantastic!! After 30 yrs of fighting on my own, they were able to win my case in less than 15 months. Read More »
- My case was initially rejected by the VA but with the thorough review by CC&K , the VA agreed with the case that CC&K made and awarded my initial rating of 30% retroactive to 1975. Read More »
- We had struggled for eight plus years, with the VA, and got nowhere. Our case was sent to CC&K and in less than one year, we were they won all his back pay and 100% rating. We could not be more pleased. We highly recommend this firm for anyone struggling with the VA. Read More »
- I thought I could go it alone. I filed several disability claims through the VA only to be denied over and over again. I knew I needed help. I found that help with the law firm of Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick. They filed for me and won. Read More »
- I'm so glad we sought the help of CCK on my husband's VA claim. We had been going back and forth with the VA for 5 years on his claim without seeing any progress. Then we found CCK and the case was resolved in about a year! Read More »
- I was fighting for my VA disability compensation for 10 years. I was ready to give up and then CCK took my case. I immediately felt at ease because they kept me informed every step of the way and there was so much less stress for me. Read More »