Tuesday, September 6, 2011

How Does the VA Determine a 10% Rating for Service Connected PTSD?

The following blog is the Second in a series of blogs describing the VA Departments criteria for rating PTSD Service Connection. As we mentioned in our previous blog:

PTSD is a disorder that the VA can grant a Veteran between zero and one hundred percent for service connected compensation. Unlike some issues that peak at ten percent, or thirty percent, a Veteran can get service connected compensation up to one hundred percent for PTSD.
If a Veteran qualifies at a 10% rating, he will likely have some or all of the following symptoms:
Occupational and social impairment due to mild or transient symptoms which decrease work efficiency and ability to perform occupational tasks only during periods of significant stress, or; symptoms controlled by continuous medication.
At 10%, the Veteran will still likely have a High GAF Score, but it will likely not be as high as a Veteran who is service connected at 0%.
*Please note that this is just a general guideline, and it is subject to change. The above illustrates a typical 10% rating.
If you are interested in filing a claim for PTSD in relation to VA Disability Compensation, or if you have been denied, and would like the help of an attorney to file in appeal, call our offices at 1-877-526-3457. Find out more information at our website,

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