Vietnam vet diagnosed with prostate cancer. Will have my compensation exam next week. I have been approaching cancer with active surveillance since my original diagnosis in 2014. Further diagnosis in March 2022 shows a negligible increase. If I decide to continue with active surveillance instead of a type of "treatment" will the VA still pay compensation?


Jim's Reply:

Yes. You will be rated at 100% as a temporary rating until you are treated.

You were diagnosed in 2014 and you're just now filing? You've lost tens of thousands of tax free dollars at that 100% rate. Good luck!