The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has completed its first comprehensive review of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. The first of these updates, for Dental and Oral Conditions, went into effect September 10. This update includes added disability levels. No existing dental or oral conditions were removed. If you are already service-connected for a dental or oral condition and submit a claim for increase, your disability rating may increase (or decrease) based on the new rating criteria. In the coming months, more body systems will be updated until all 15 are modernized, ensuring VA provides the most accurate ratings for disability compensation claims. For more information, visit the VA disability compensation page.