The definition of arm pain as it relates to a VA disability rating is defined as “pain or discomfort that affects the upper extremity or shoulder area.” The severity of this pain is rated on a scale from 0 to 100.
VA Disability for Arm Problems
The VA uses five categories to rate disabilities: 0% (no disability), 10% (minimal disability), 30%, 60%, and 100% (total disability). For example, if you have a 30% disability rating, you are allowed to receive up to 30% of your base pay in compensation for your injury. However, the amount you receive is based on your individual circumstances—your overall health and work history will impact your disability rating, as well as any other factors such as age or family size.
Increase Your VA Disability Rating For Arm Problems
Because there are so many variables involved with determining an accurate disability rating, it can be difficult for veterans who are suffering from arm pain due to their military service to increase their VA disability rating for arm pain.
Veteran Outreach knows exactly how to complete the paperwork correctly and refer you to private medical providers who understand the VA’s claim process and know how to fill out a DBQ accurately. Veteran Outreach also offer free no-risk assessments, so contact us to discuss your options!