When a veteran is awarded a disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs (also known as the VA), some people believe that their rating is set in stone. However, this could not be further from the truth, as people’s disability ratings can change wildly over the course of time (usually by increasing in severity). But how exactly can someone’s VA disability rating increase over time?
It should not be surprising that many people who apply for veterans’ disability benefits often wind up with unsatisfactory outcomes to their cases. Fortunately, the Department of Veterans Affairs has an appeals process that allows people to appeal their application. Here are five reasons you may want to consider appealing your VA disability application: