Migraine headaches are a common condition that can be debilitating for those who suffer from them. If you’re receiving disability benefits through the Veterans Administration (VA) and you have migraines, it’s important to know how they are defined and rated in order to get the most out of your ratings.
VA Disability for Migraine Headaches
The VA defines migraines as “severe recurring headaches accompanied by nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, dizziness or loss of balance.” The headaches must be episodic and last between 4 and 72 hours. They must also occur at least 15 days per month for 3 or more months, or at least 8 days per month for 12 months.
Increase Your VA Disability Rating For Migraine Headaches
In order to increase your rating for migraine headaches, it’s important to demonstrate that your migraines are severe enough to interfere with daily activities such as social interactions or work. You should also provide medical documentation of any treatment that has been tried in order to help support your claim.
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!