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How does the rating of bilateral work when it comes to calculating a VA disability percentage?
Example: (MILD) Paralysis of: Upper radicular group (fifth and sixth cervicals), both right and left hands/fingers have mild radiculopathy.
When figuring out the disability percentage for this, does this equate to 20% for the left side and 20% for the right side and when both sides are added together this comes to 39.6%.
Or does this equate to only 20% for both sides which comes out to 22%?
Have you ever wondered how the VA came up with the combined rating that it gave you? Have you ever noticed that 1 + 1 does not equal 2 with the VA? One of the most common complaints we get from veterans is ‘How in the word did the VA get the combined rating that they did with all the ratings I have?’