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Temporary Disability Ratings for Long-term Ailments

Many individuals, such as those who suffer from cancer, wonder why they were awarded a temporary disability rating if their illness is a long-term condition that could affect their lives permanently.

But in most cases, like cancer, if a condition causing a disability is not originally given a permanent rating according to the Department of Veterans Affairs’ specific Schedule For Rating Disabilities, there’s next to no chance it can be re-evaluated with a permanent status.

Even if an individual goes into remission with the risk of the cancer or other chronic illness returning, if treatment successfully resolves the symptoms that previously caused disability, this is the most important factor in the VA’s determinations. As your ailment and its symptoms resolve or recur, your case will be re-evaluated and benefits adjusted accordingly.

If you suffer from a service-related disability and would like to speak with somebody about veterans’ disability benefits, we urge you to contact an expert veterans’ disability benefits lawyer at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, by calling toll-free 877-526-3455 or by filling out our online contact form to schedule a 100% free initial consultation.

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