What VA disabilities are secondary to tinnitus?
Despite rarely receiving a rating of more than 10%, tinnitus is the most common VA disability claim. In many cases, tinnitus is considered a secondary disability to conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD).
What is the VA rating for hearing loss and tinnitus?
The VA Schedule of Ratings Disabilities shows that mild or moderate hearing loss can range from 0% to 10%, while severe hearing loss may range from 30% to 50%. The rating for tinnitus is 10%, which is assigned regardless of whether it affects one or both ears.
How much compensation do you get for tinnitus?
Most personal injury claims for tinnitus arise in car accident cases. The is no payout calculator where you can punch in your injuries and get a settlement amount. But average settlement compensation payout range for tinnitus or hearing loss claims in an auto tort case seems to be $50,000 to $250,000.
How hard is it to get disability for tinnitus?
Tinnitus can be a difficult condition to get approved for on a long term disability insurance claim. Unlike some other conditions, there is often less objective evidence to support your diagnosis.
What is the highest VA rating for tinnitus?
How Does the VA Rate Tinnitus? The standard VA disability rating for tinnitus is 10%. If you experience tinnitus symptoms in both ears, it’s still a maximum rating of 10% (as opposed to 10% for each ear).
How do I pass the C&P exam?
How to pass your C&P Exam
- Being honest about your disability symptoms. Remember what you’re there for!
- Do not exaggerate your symptoms. We’ve seen several C&P exams where the examiner accuses the veteran of “malingering,” or exaggerating his or her symptoms.
- Bring someone to your C&P Exam.
Can tinnitus be permanent?
Tinnitus can’t be cured. But tinnitus usually doesn’t continue forever. There will be a large number of factors that will establish how long your tinnitus will stick around, including the primary cause of your tinnitus and your general hearing health.