VASRDVeterans Administration Schedule for Rating Disabilities
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and compensable disability based on the VASRD; (57) (3) the reason an
developmental defects that are not compensable under the VASRD, if those
Because it lacks an earnings test, the VASRD stands in sharp contrast to SSDI, where earning over a certain amount ceases payment after a trial work period, and SSI, where each dollar of earnings (above a small threshold) reduces benefits by 50 cents.
While the VASRD's evaluation criteria have changed little since World War II, (8) enrollment in the disability compensation program has risen rapidly since 2000 because the list of service-related health conditions has expanded.
The disability costs are based on the prevalence of the most probable VASRD associated with the queried ICD-9 diagnosis among the Army veteran population.
Section 1642 of the National Defense Authorization Act 081 states that the service secretaries shall, to the extent feasible, only use the criteria in the VASRD to rate compensable disabilities, including any applicable interpretations by the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.