The definition of back pain is not as straightforward as you might think. The VA will not give you a straight answer on whether or not your pain is eligible for compensation. Instead, they will examine your medical records and determine whether or not your condition meets the criteria for disability under their current guidelines.
VA Disability for Back Pain
Back pain can be rated multiple ways depending on the severity of your condition and its effects on daily living. The VA uses a scale from 0-100 percent to rate the severity of your impairment; however, this does not necessarily mean that 100 percent means total disability! It’s important to note that 0 percent means no pain at all (not even if it’s just a little bit).
The most common issue when trying to increase a VA disability rating for back pain is proving that it has been present for at least 12 months (or more). This is one area where we can help: we’ll take care of gathering all of your medical records so that you don’t have to worry about missing anything important when submitting them to us!
Increase Your VA Disability Rating For Back Pain Conditions
Being a veteran is hard enough. But when you’re dealing with back pain—or suspect that you might be—the process of figuring out what to do, and how to get the compensation and benefits you deserve, can be overwhelming. That’s why Veteran Outreach exists: to help make everything as easy as possible for you.
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!