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Colorado VA Rating Reduction Lawyer

VA Rating Reduction Lawyer Colorado

If the VA recently reduced the rating of your VA disability compensation claim, call Gregory M. Rada, a top VA rating reduction lawyer Colorado veterans rely on for results. Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law offers direct communication with Greg, and no fees unless you win. As a disabled veteran who has experienced the VA disability compensation claims and appeals process firsthand, Greg has the knowledge, experience, and passion to secure benefits you’ve rightfully earned.

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VA Disability Compensation Rating Reductions

After sacrificing your mental and emotional health for the good of our country, you deserve to receive a fair rating for your VA disability compensation for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, VA rating reductions happen, and oftentimes, the VA will reduce the rating of your disability compensation claims with little to no explanation as to why. 

VA Benefit Rate Protections

Reductions to Ratings of Five Years or More

Your rating cannot be reduced if you have had the same VA rating for five years or longer. Although if your condition has been determined as improving on a sustained basis during that time, the VA may attempt to reduce your benefit rating. All medical reports and evidence must support sustained and permanent improvement of your condition.

Reductions to Ratings of 20 Years or More

Veterans who have maintained a rating at or above a certain level for 20 years or more cannot rightfully have their rate reduced by the VA. Although uncommon, the main reason rates in effect for 20 years or more are reduced would be if the VA determines that the rate was initially based on fraud in some way.

Reductions to 100% Ratings

One would expect that the VA would evaluate the symptoms of your condition, disease, or injury when considering a reduction to a 100% disability rating, although this is not always the case.  Material improvement of your condition is the matter that the VA will likely evaluate when considering a reduction to a disability rating of 100%. If you disagree with a recent rating reduction a Colorado VA rating reduction lawyer may be able to help challenge it and restore it.

Protecting a 100% VA Disability Rating

A rating should not be reduced if you show little signs of improvement, your reexamination must show material improvement in order for a rate reduction to be fairly instated. One way to help protect your rating from reduction would be to obtain a medical opinion from a Non-VA doctor stating that your disease, injury, or condition has not improved since receiving a 100% rating. 

Individual Unemployability

If you are still physically or mentally incapable of maintaining employment due to a service-connected disability, your current rating can be protected. Veterans who can demonstrate this should be entitled to maintain their 100% disability rating based on proof of their individual unemployability.

Call Greg or Schedule an Appointment

Greg represents veterans and their family members at every level of the VA benefits adjudication process including the local Regional Office, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals, the Court of Appeals for Veterans’ Claims, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Call Greg at (800) 955-8596 or schedule an appointment here for a free case evaluation with Greg, a Colorado VA rating reduction lawyer at Gregory M. Rada, Attorney at Law.