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VA Ratings Claims Process And Seeking An Increased Rating

After you file an initial service connected disability claim you will receive a decision. This will come back to you as a Notice of Decision (NOD). The NOD will have a rating. This rating is determined by the Department of Veterans Affairs through a schedule system called the Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The rating determines the degree of your service connected disability.

Helping Veterans With Service Connected Disability Claims or Appeals

We help veterans through all stages of the veterans’ disability claims process. From the initial filing and receiving of a rating to seeking an increased rating or appeal of a denied claim. We will do everything we can to help you seek the service connected disability benefits that you deserve. At the law firm of Rogers, Hofrichter & Karrh, LLC, we are proud to help our veterans who have so bravely served our country.

For more information about seeking an increased rating for a current service claim, filing an initial claim or appealing a denied claim, contact us for a free initial consultation. Our Atlanta VA ratings claims process lawyers and firm’s founding attorneys each have more than 20 years of legal experience. When you are seeking such important benefits, you want this kind of experience and knowledge on your side.

The Ratings Claims Process

The Schedule for Rating Disabilities is categorized according to percentiles. These percentiles range from zero to 100 percent in increments of ten. For example, you may have received a veterans’ disability rating of 20 percent or 30 percent. The higher the percentage, the more impaired you are considered to be under the ratings system. Impairment is in relation to earning capacity. Many veterans come to us concerned that if they receive a high rating they will not be able to work. This is almost always not the case. Please visit our page on how does a VA claim affect my employability? to learn more.

If you have received an initial NOD and have been denied, you need to act quickly as there is a time restriction. You have exactly one year from the NOD to file a Notice of Disagreement. We can help you with all stages of the service connected disability claims process, including filing a Notice of Disagreement and appealing to the Board of Veterans’ Appeals and Court of Appeals.

Contact Us: Skilled Georgia Veterans’ Disability Attorney

Contact us at for a free consultation. We are committed to fighting for you as long as it takes to win. Remember, a denial is just the start of your claims process. Do not give up as we will never give up for you.