Veterans' Benefits: Need to Update Medical Criteria Used in VA's Disability Rating Schedule : Report to the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs

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Page 8 - A schedule of ratings of reductions in earning capacity from specific injuries or combinations of injuries of a permanent nature shall be adopted and applied by the bureau.
Page 9 - ... reduction in the rate of compensation for individual success in overcoming the handicap of a permanent injury. The bureau shall from time to time readjust this schedule of ratings in accordance with actual experience.
Page 21 - Administrator prepare a plan for a comprehensive review of the rating schedule and, using the results of the review, revise medical criteria accordingly and implement a procedure for systematically reviewing the rating schedule so as to keep it up-to-date in the future.
Page 3 - VA should (1) prepare a plan for a comprehensive review of the rating schedule and, based on the results, revise medical criteria accordingly and (2) implement a procedure for systematically reviewing the rating schedule to keep it updated.
Page 9 - By using the rates set by the Office of Management and Budget and published in the FEDERAL REGISTER for...
Page 31 - The formal diagnosis is based on criteria published by the American Psychiatric Association in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders...
Page 28 - The Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care of Jefferson Medical College...
Page 32 - Type I (insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus" and "Type II (non-insulin dependent) diabetes mellitus.
Page 8 - Needy veterans are eligible for disability pension benefits if they are permanently and totally disabled by nonservice-connected impairments and served during a wartime period.1 The Congress legislates the amounts to be paid for disability compensation and pension benefits.
Page 21 - We requested comments on a draft of this report from VA and the Department of Defense.

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