Enter your disability rating and bilateral factor into the calculator to determine your final VA disability rating.

## VA Disability Rating Calculation Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the final disability rating with a bilateral factor.

Final Rating = Disability Rating * (1 + Bilateral Factor / 100)

Variables:

- Final Rating is the adjusted disability rating after applying the bilateral factor (%)
- Disability Rating is the initial rating before adjustments (%)
- Bilateral Factor is the percentage increase applied due to bilateral conditions (%)

To calculate the final rating, multiply the initial disability rating by one plus the bilateral factor divided by 100.

## What is VA Disability Rating Calculation?

VA disability rating calculation involves determining the combined disability percentage for veterans with multiple disabilities, taking into account bilateral factors. The bilateral factor is applied when a veteran has disabilities affecting both arms, both legs, or paired skeletal muscles. This ensures fair compensation for the increased impact of bilateral conditions on a veteran’s overall health.

## How to Calculate Final VA Disability Rating?

The following steps outline how to calculate the final VA disability rating using the given formula.

- First, determine your initial disability rating.
- Next, determine the bilateral factor percentage applicable to your condition.
- Use the formula: Final Rating = Disability Rating * (1 + Bilateral Factor / 100).
- Calculate the final rating by plugging in the values.
- After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

**Example Problem:**

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

Disability Rating = 30%

Bilateral Factor = 10%

## FAQ

**1. What is the bilateral factor?**

The bilateral factor is an additional percentage applied to the disability rating when a veteran has disabilities affecting paired limbs or muscles.

**2. How is the final rating different from the initial rating?**

The final rating includes adjustments for the bilateral factor, which increases the disability percentage to account for the added impact of bilateral conditions.

**3. How often should I use the VA disability calculator?**

It’s helpful to use the VA disability calculator whenever there’s a change in your disability ratings or bilateral factors, or if you want to ensure accurate compensation for your disabilities.

**4. Can this calculator be used for different types of disabilities?**

Yes, the calculator can be adjusted to account for various disability ratings and bilateral factors to calculate the final rating accordingly.

**5. Is the calculator accurate?**

The calculator provides an estimate of your final disability rating based on the inputs provided. For exact figures, it’s best to consult with the VA or your medical provider.