Amendments to the Ratings Schedule

Question:

Jim, as you may know, urinary stress incontinence is ongoing with leakage throughout the day and minor or little to no leakage at night during sleeping hours. However, the VA will use the same eligibility criteria "number of pads usage during the course of the day" and "number time you wake during the night to void", as the eligibility criteria for veterans with no prostate and veterans with a functioning prostate. Do you feel these eligibility criteria should be amended within the code of federal regulations?

 

Jim's Reply:

"Do you feel these eligibility criteria should be amended within the code of federal regulations?"

Yes. Absolutely. But Congress has shown no interest in tackling this as the Congress continues to meet the dictionary definition of dysfunctional. The Dole-Shalala Commission was the best attempt to correct how veterans are cared for in my memory and if a recall correctly not one single item was ever adopted for use by the VA.

More on that is here

 


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