Effective Dec. 9, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has updated portions of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities (VASRD or Rating Schedule) that evaluates the hematologic and lymphatic systems. These federal regulations help claims processors evaluate the severity of disabilities and assign disability ratings. The complete list of updates to the rating schedule are available on the e-CFR website. VA has issued several VASRD updates since September 2017, including updates for dental and oral conditions, conditions related to the endocrine system, gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast and skin conditions.
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