Ratings Charts

Main Ratings Chart Page

Artery and Vein Conditions Evaluation of varicose veins, arterial diseases, producing swelling, claudication of legs, or pain on walking, skin/nail changes

How VA Disability Ratings Work - Varicose Veins 

How VA Disability Ratings Work - Cold Injuries 

How VA Disability Ratings Work - Restricted Blood Flow 

Heart Conditions Including: heart attack (MI), irregular rhythm, heart murmurs and heart surgery.

How VA Disability Ratings Work - Heart 

Hypertension Evaluation of high blood pressure (BP): how to determine significance of BP readings or BP reading abnormalities.

How VA Disability Ratings Work - Hypertension 

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Evaluation of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) (chronic recurrent diarrhea or constipation). Ulcerative colitis (chronic inflammatory bowel condition leading to erosions and bleeding) and other conditions with Bloody stools, fistulas, and/or abscess.

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Evaluation of various conditions of the ear including: infections, dizziness, vertigo, acoustic tumors and other conditions with ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

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Evaluation of DM Type I or II, with alteration of blood sugar regulation, abnormal Glucose Tolerance Test (GTT), requiring medication or hospitalization or complications.

Evaluation of conditions affecting the hormone glands, including, but not limited to Cushing's syndrome, Acromegaly, and Addison's Disease.

Evaluation of conditions affecting the functions regulated by the thyroid and parathyroid glands, including, but not limited to growth and metabolism.

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Evaluation of renal diseases including Nephritis, renal insufficiency, and other diseases of the kidney: kidney failure, abnormal kidney function tests, protein in the urine, edema, kidney stones.

Evaluation of diseases of the urethra, penis, testes, and scrotum, producing pain on urination, swelling, blood in urine or incontinence.

Evaluation of malignant lesions of the prostate gland with frequent diurnal or nocturnal urination.

Evaluation of conditions affecting the bladder and urethra, including, but not limited to voiding dysfunctions and infections.

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Evaluation of inflammatory neoplastic and cystic lesions of the breast: Breast mass or lumps.

Evaluation of diseases of the female genital tract including: uterus, vagina, cervix, ovaries, endometriosis, complications of pregnancy, and other conditions.

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Evaluation of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Components including but not limited to tiredness, loss of memory or concentration and enlarged lymph nodes.

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Evaluation of ankylosis of the knee, subluxation of the knee, knee instability, meniscus lesions, and functional limitations knee cartilage problems, locked knee. 

Evaluation of chronic low back pain, arthritis and back injuries, spinal conditions or disc disease: low back pain with sciatica.

Evaluation of unfavorable or incomplete wrist motion due to ankylosis (limitation in range), painful or other alteration in function, resulting from traumatic or other injury complications, joint replacement.

Evaluation of arm limitation of function, dislocation, alteration in joint function, incomplete movements, deformity, dislocation, nonunion, and fracture complications : frozen shoulder.

Evaluation of arthritis and neck deformities.

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Evaluation of progressive degenerative disease of the brain and spinal cord with progressive muscle weakness and wasting, speech, swallowing and breathing problems. DC 8000-8025

Evaluation of alteration of the function of the nerves (motor and sensory), related to Diabetes Mellitus: weakness, numbness, tingling of legs and arms related to diabetes. DC 8000-8914

Evaluation of numerous other neurologic conditions such as: meningitis, HIV, brain abscess, Lyme Disease, encephalitis, stroke, brain tumor, and spinal cord injury. DC 8000-8914

Evaluation of conditions affecting the following nerves in the Cranium: V (trigeminal, VII (facial), IX (glossopharyngeal), X (vagus), XI (spinal accessory), and XII (hypoglossal). DC 8205-8412

Evaluation of recurrent episodes of head pain producing work limitation or incapacitation: with other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, tearing etc. DC 8100-8108

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Evaluation of symptoms, history, and impact related to mental disorders: depression, mood and affective disorders, psychosis, etc.

Evaluation of beginning and extent of symptoms (acute - length of is usually less than 3 months, chronic-symptoms usually last 3 months or more, with delayed onset - usually at least 6 months have passed between the traumatic experience and the beginning of symptoms).

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Conditions that are not in the VASRD are rated “analogously” with a condition that is in the VASRD. “Analogous” in this case means the condition that is closest to the overall condition, that best describes the main symptoms, or that has the same treatments. For example, sinus headaches are not in the VASRD, only migraine headaches. If you have sinus headaches that are severe enough to be eligible for a rating, then they can be rated under the VASRD Code for migraine headaches, since that is the condition that is closest to your condition and would be expected to cause a similar degree of disability.

Just because you weren't able to Find Your Condition, though, doesn't mean that it isn't in the VASRD. Often conditions have more than one name (sometimes three or four). This can get very confusing, so we’ve put together a list of “equivalent” codes on this page for the conditions that commonly go by other names as well.

For analogous codes, if your condition is not listed on this page, you may still be able to figure it out on your own. Simply find the code that best describes your condition. Often there isn’t really a wrong or right answer. Ultimately, it is the Rating Authorities who choose how conditions are rated, and they have the right to choose whatever code they want as long as they can justify it. Because of this, they may very well choose a different code for a condition than the ones noted here. These are just the most commonly used analogous codes. They aren't the only ones.

It is impossible for us to cover every analogous code or equivalent condition. If your condition is not listed here, feel free to Contact Us and let us know. We're more than happy to expand these lists. If nothing else, we can help point you in the right direction.

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