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January 2, 2023

How to Get Your VA Rating Code Sheet FAST! (The Insider’s Guide)

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In this post, I’ll reveal the two main ways to get a copy of your VA rating code sheet.

But first, what the heck is a VA disability rating code sheet and why should you get a copy of it?

A VA rating code sheet is a document that shows all the VA disability conditions you’re rated for, to include the Diagnostic Code (DC), disability condition name, type of service connection, whether the disability is “static,” the date(s) of service connection, and your current VA disability rating for each condition.

Your code sheet is especially useful to see if any of your VA disabilities are subject to a Routine Future Examination (RFE)—meaning whether they’ll be re-evaluated or not.

Pro Tip: If you see the words “Static Disability” next to an individual VA disability on your VA code sheet, you will not be re-evaluated.

What is a VA Rating Code Sheet?

VA Rating Code Sheet

A VA rating code sheet is a document in your VA C File that shows all the VA disability conditions you’re rated for, to include the Diagnostic Code (DC), disability condition name, type of service connection, whether the disability is “static,” the date(s) of service connection, and your current VA disability rating for each condition.

Here’s a list of information in your VA code sheet:

  • Veteran name
  • VA file number
  • Representative with Power of Attorney
  • Active duty service history
  • Character of discharge
  • Future exam dates
  • VA disability diagnostic codes
  • List of service connected VA disability conditions
  • List of non-service connected VA disability conditions
  • Combat or non-combat service
  • Combined VA disability rating
  • Special monthly compensation entitlement
  • VA pension entitlement
  • Ancillary decisions
  • Reviewer notes

How Do I Get a Copy of My VA Disability Rating Code Sheet?

How Do I Get a Copy of My VA Disability Code Sheet

There are two primary ways to get a copy of your VA code sheet:

  • Option #1: You can ask your Accredited VSO to download your VA disability code sheet from the Veteran Benefits Management System (VBMS). This is the fastest (and easiest) way to get it.

Remember that the key element of your VA code sheet is that it will show each disability you’re rated for and whether it’s “static” in nature.

Pro Tip: A “static” disability that’s been in-place for 5 years or more is not subject to re-evaluation or a rating reduction.

VA Rating Code Sheet Example

Looking for a VA rating code sheet example?

You can download a .pdf copy of a real example below.

About the Author

Brian Reese
Brian Reese

Brian Reese

Brian Reese is one of the top VA disability benefits experts in the world and bestselling author of You Deserve It: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Veteran Benefits You’ve Earned (Second Edition).

Brian’s frustration with the VA claim process led him to create VA Claims Insider, which provides disabled veterans with tips, strategies, and lessons learned to win their VA disability compensation claim, faster, even if they’ve already filed, been denied, gave up, or don’t know where to start. 

As the founder of VA Claims Insider and CEO of Military Disability Made Easy, he has helped serve more than 10 million military members and veterans since 2013 through free online educational resources.

He is a former active duty Air Force officer with extensive experience leading hundreds of individuals and multi-functional teams in challenging international environments, including a combat tour to Afghanistan in 2011 supporting Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.

Brian is a Distinguished Graduate of Management from the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, and he holds an MBA from Oklahoma State University’s Spears School of Business, Stillwater, OK, where he was a National Honor Scholar (Top 1% of Graduate School class).

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