Most Commonly Approved VA Disability Claims

Most Commonly Approved VA Disability Claims

Veterans receive VA disability benefits for a wide range of conditions and combinations of conditions. Still, a relatively small number of conditions account for a significant percentage of successful VA disability claims. While there is some variation from year to year, some conditions show up in the top 10 year after year. 

  1. Tinnitus (197,935 new recipients)
  2. Limitation of flexion of the knee (134,893 new recipients)
  3. Lumbosacral or cervical strain (103,768 new recipients)
  4. Limitation of motion of the arm (91,424 new recipients)
  5. Scars, burns (81,629 new recipients)
  6. Hearing loss (74,713 new recipients)
  7. Limitation of motion of the ankle (71,410 new recipients)
  8. Paralysis of the sciatic nerve (64,566 new recipients)
  9. Migraine (59,972 new recipients)
  10. Post-traumatic stress disorder (57,998 new recipients)

While the positions shift somewhat, the top 10 have been the same each year since 2017. Stretching back further, there still aren’t big changes. Seven of the items on this list have been in the top 10 consistently since 2009, and some go back much further

Your VA Disability Claim

If you’re one of the many veterans suffering from one of the common conditions above, you may be entitled to VA disability benefits. These claims are approved in large numbers, but that doesn’t mean securing benefits will necessarily be easy. Some of the above, including PTSD and many types of hearing loss, are not even presumed service-connected.

When you submit your VA claim, you’ll need to provide substantial evidence, not just to get approved but to establish the appropriate disability rating. If you’re not familiar with the process, it can be stressful and time-consuming. And, it’s easy to make mistakes. If you’re considering filing a claim for VA disability benefits for one of these common conditions or any other, you owe it to yourself to get knowledgeable guidance. 

The experienced VA disability benefits advocates at Veterans Help Group know what’s required to submit the most complete and effective claim possible. We also help people whose claims have been denied, or who have received a disability rating they think is too low. 

To learn more about how we can help, call (855) 855-8992 right now, or fill out our contact form here.

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