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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation Rating Percentage Increase and Secondary Claims

A New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Veterans Benefits Advisor can represent Veterans whose service-connected disabilities have worsened since the last rating decision.  Rating decisions can be reevaluated whenever there is a change in condition.  Additionally, new disability issues, secondary to an existing service-connected disability, may also be service-connected for treatment and compensation. 

In some instances, service-connected disability rating percentage may be reduced if the condition has improved.

Additional Assistance:

If you would like to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a Veteran, servicemember, or as a family member of a Veteran or servicemember, please call the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Help Line at 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you may also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors.

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