VA Compensation Appeals for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Everything You Need to Know
If you are a veteran who developed carpal tunnel syndrome during or after your military service, you may be eligible to start collecting VA disability benefits. With a VA disability grant, you can receive monthly compensation and other VA perks. Unfortunately, denials are common. A VA disability lawyer can help you collect evidence and put together a compelling appeal for benefits.
To learn more about how a veterans’ disability law firm can help you, call (888) 392-5392.
Collecting VA Disability Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome, all of which can affect your ability to work and carry out daily living activities, are:
- Numbness, tingling, pain, or burning in the wrist and hand (often worse at night)
- Fingers that feel swollen, even if they do not look that way
- Feelings of “shocks” in your fingers and thumb
- Diminished grip strength, possibly causing you to drop objects
- Difficulty working with small objects (for example shirt buttons)
- Trouble making a fist
If you have received a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome or if you have symptoms suggesting you have the condition and you feel it is related to your military service, a VA disability lawyer can help you appeal for benefits. For a free consultation, call (888) 392-5392 today.
A VA Disability Lawyer Can Help You Put Together a Compelling Appeal
Before filing an appeal for VA disability benefits for carpal tunnel syndrome, it is a good idea to talk to a lawyer who has a track record of filing and winning appeals.
A VA Disability Lawyer knows what makes a winning disability appeal. For your appeal to be successful, it needs to prove three things:
- You have a diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome or another wrist condition;
- You suffered an injury during a specific event in your military service or that your condition started while you were serving;
- There is a nexus between the event and your current diagnosis.
A Diagnosis of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
First, you must show you have a current diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
An Event During Your Military Service
Second, you must identify a specific event during your military service where you suffered or were treated for a wrist injury or that your symptoms began while you were in the service.
A “Nexus” Between the Event and Your Diagnosis
Third, you must establish a cause-and-effect link, called a “nexus,” between the event from your service and your current diagnosis of carpal tunnel syndrome.
To start the process today with a carpal tunnel veterans’ benefits evaluation, call (888) 392-5392.
Let a VA Disability Lawyer Help You Receive the Highest Possible VA Disability Compensation
VA disability compensation can vary significantly. The more severe and disabling your condition, the more money you can receive. To determine your compensation level, VA assigns you an impairment rating when it approves your benefits. This rating quantifies the severity of your condition and the degree to which it impacts your functionality.
VA Impairment Rating Criteria for Carpal Tunnel
Since carpal tunnel syndrome lacks its own listing in VA’s Schedule for Rating Disabilities, VA’s ratings are based on the most analogous wrist condition to your specific ailment.
Your disability rating and compensation amount will depend on the criteria VA uses.
As of December 2019, the VA disability compensation rates for a single veteran with no dependents are:
- 0 percent disability rating: $0 per month
- 10 percent disability rating: $142.29 per month
- 20 percent disability rating: $281.27 per month
- 30 percent disability rating: $435.69 per month
- 40 percent disability rating: $627.61 per month
- 50 percent disability rating: $893.43 per month
- 60 percent disability rating: $1,131.68 per month
- 70 percent disability rating: $1,426.17 per month
- 80 percent disability rating: $1,657.80 per month
- 90 percent disability rating: $1,862.96 per month
- 100 percent disability rating: $3,106.04 per month
Receive a Free VA Disability Case Evaluation Today — Call (888) 392-5392
VA disability lawyers are standing by, ready and eager to begin working on your appeal for benefits. To receive a free disability case evaluation, call (888) 392-5392.