VA disability compensation disability ratings may not reflect veterans' economic losses : report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Compensation, Pension, Insurance and Memorial Affairs, Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives

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Page 4 - The ratings shall be based, as far as practicable, upon the average impairments of earning capacity resulting from such injuries in civil occupations...
Page 23 - Service tax records, as well as data from national surveys, including the Survey of Income and Program Participation and the Current Population Survey...
Page 21 - Gender Differences in Wage Losses from Impairments: Estimates from the Survey of Income and Program Participation," 29/ Human Resources 865 (1994); William G.
Page 24 - ... earning capacity over the last 51 years. Thus, the ratings may not accurately reflect the levels of economic loss that veterans currently experience as a result of their disabilities.
Page 14 - VA conducted a study of the 1945 version of its disability rating schedule which concluded that at least some disability ratings in the schedule did not accurately reflect the average impairment in earning capacity among disabled veterans and needed to be adjusted.
Page 33 - Thereafter 50 7618 Uterus, removal of, including corpus For 3 months after removal — 100 Thereafter 30 7619 Ovaries, removal of both With complete extirpation and artificial menopause, for 6 months after excision 100 Thereafter 30 Removal of one with or without partial removal of the other 10 7620 Ovaries, atrophy of both, complete 20 7621 Uterus, prolapse Complete, through vulva 50 Incomplete 30 7622 Uterus, displacement of Severe; with marked displacement and frequent or continuous menstrual...
Page 13 - Two major studies have been conducted since the implementation of the 1945 version of the schedule to determine whether the schedule constitutes an adequate basis for compensating veterans with service-connected conditions One was conducted by a presidential commission in the mid-1950s and a second by VA in the late 1960s Both concluded, for various reasons, that at least some disability ratings in the...
Page 35 - THE DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Veterans Benefits Administration Washington DC 20420 JL.
Page 11 - Advances in the management of disabilities, like medication to control mental illness or computer-aided prosthetic devices that return some functioning to the physically impaired, have helped reduce the severity of the functional loss caused by both mental and physical disabilities. Electronic communications and assistive technologies, such as synthetic voice systems, standing wheelchairs, and modified automobiles and vans, have given people with certain types of disabilities more independence and...
Page 21 - The Effects of a Disability on Labor Market Performance: The Case of Epilepsy.

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