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What is a 100 Percent Disability Rating?

When signing up for the armed forces, no one can predict that they may require a 100 percent disability rating from the VA in the future. Unfortunately, this is the case for almost 5 million veterans.

VA benefits help disabled veterans afford living expenses when unable to work. A veteran’s compensation rate is dependent upon their disability rating, and these ratings range from zero to 100 percent.

Understanding Your VA Rating for 100 Percent Disability

If given a 100 percent disability rating, then a veteran receives the maximum amount of disability compensation each month. There are other additional benefits as well. When you are granted a full 100 percent rating, this means you are considered completely disabled.

Those given a 100 percent VA disability rating have a service connected disability – either an illness or injury. These vets must meet several requirements in order to receive VA benefits. This includes evidence of a pervasive physical or mental impairment, which prevents the veteran from working or carrying out daily activities.

What are the types of VA Benefits you’ll receive

In addition to their rating, a veteran’s benefits are determined by the number of dependents they have as well. For example, a veteran alone in 2022 with a 100 percent disability rating receives $3,332.06 monthly, while a veteran with a spouse receives $3,517.84 monthly.

Additional VA Benefits

Veterans given a 100 percent disability rating are placed in the VA’s Health Care Priority Group 1. When placed in this group, a veteran may receive additional benefits like:

  • Preventive care
  • Primary care
  • Specialty care
  • Mental health services
  • Home health care
  • Dental coverage
  • Vision care
  • Nursing home placement
  • Medically related travel benefits
  • Hearing aids
  • Foreign medical care
  • Home renovation grants to adapt living areas to accommodate your disability
  • Geriatric/extended care
  • Medical equipment, prosthetics and aids

Proving 100 Percent Disability Benefits Level

A lot of veterans find it difficult to prove they have this level of disability. Proving you are completely disabled requires extensive documentation and strong evidence. Examples of evidence include a medical diagnosis, lab test results, physicians’ statements. Other evidence includes statements from your supervisors or co-workers, friends and family.

If you are seeking assistance obtaining approval for 100 percent VA disability benefits, Veteran’s Guardian can help. Veterans Guardian is a pre-filing consulting firm. Our mission is to help veterans achieve the disability rating they are eligible for when they file their claim.

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