New Ratings?


For 10 years I have been rated 100% P&T for IHD, plus 40% for PC residuals. I was diagnosed with bladder cancer and hypothyroidism which I understand has been added to agent orange presumptions. Is there any downside to making a claim for those 2 new illnesses? My bladder cancer tumor has been removed and is not presently active. Can the VA decrease my present 100% disability? I am 75 years old. Thank you.


Jim's Reply:

There is no downside to filing for these new conditions. You will not lose any rating and you may gain Special Monthly increase in your benefit. Good luck!