# How is combined VA disability rating calculated?

## How is combined VA disability rating calculated?

You start with your efficiency rate of 100, multiply it by your disability rating, then subtract the result from your original rating. In this case, you would multiply 30% times 100 and get 30. You subtract that from 100 and come up with 70. Your new efficiency rating is 70, and your disability rating is 30.

## What does 100 combined disability mean?

You have a 100 percent rating based on one disability alone; OR. You receive a combined disability rating of 100 percent, meaning the combination of all of your disability ratings for each service-connected condition is 100 percent.

**How is multiple bilateral VA disability calculated?**

VA Disability Rating with Bilateral Factor

- The combined rating of the veteran’s bilateral conditions (right foot and left knee) is 28%.
- To get the bilateral factor we take 28% and multiply it by 10%.
- We take the 2.8% and add it to the combined rating of the veteran’s bilateral conditions (2.8% + 28%).

**Why does the VA combine claims?**

The secret to understanding combined ratings is this: VA does not add each of a veteran’s ratings together, it combines them to determine what percentage of the veteran is disabled, and what percentage is not disabled.

### Why did the VA combined my claims?

VA Does Not Add Ratings, They Combine Them The secret to understanding combined ratings is this: VA does not add each of a veteran’s ratings together, it combines them to determine what percentage of the veteran is disabled, and what percentage is not disabled.

### What is the VA rating for bilateral?

What is the Bilateral Factor in the VA Claims Process? The bilateral factor refers to when a veteran has a disability that affects both arms, both legs, or paired skeletal muscles. In these instances, the ratings will be combined, for the left and right sides, and 10 percent will be added.

**Why does VA combine claims?**