Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Military Life and Issues
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
Old 09-24-2023, 10:09 AM
13,052 posts, read 20,708,179 times
Reputation: 21229


Originally Posted by chucksnee View Post
Even if you are rated at ZERO, it's still service connected.
Excellent point which is often misunderstood.

Many ratings which show as ZERO may be combined within another disability or the severity has not yet reached the level of a percentage rating. But since it is a rated disability, if a future VA medical determination is to de-combine the disability, or the veteran's condition reaches a minimum percentage threshold, they get bumped up. I think I had something like 8 ZERO rated items and within the last 3 years, 2 of them received a percentage rating of their own (split apart from the primary disability) and a bump in the combined disability rating occurred.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Old 09-24-2023, 02:01 PM
12,046 posts, read 10,174,156 times
Reputation: 24772
Originally Posted by Tommy Joad View Post
Appreciate the advice. I’d Rep you if I can figure out where the button is. Thanks.
Yes - get with a VSO - take your medical records. They did all the work for me. I did have to go to medical appointments so my conditions could be evaluated. Not too bad.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 09-30-2023, 08:42 AM
Location: U.S.
9,512 posts, read 8,972,758 times
Reputation: 5927
Default Quick summary of VA during shutdown

For the VA, they published a type of 5W notice:

Medical care and appeal boards, benefit files, decisions boards, will all continue.

Advocacy such as education, classes, and some burial functions will be on hold during a shutdown.

Easy to read chart is here:
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Military Life and Issues

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:35 PM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top