How do I get 50% VA disability for migraines?
- 50% – with very frequent completely prostrating and prolonged attacks productive of severe economic inadaptability.
- 30% – with characteristic prostrating attacks occurring on an average of once a month over the last several months.
What is the average VA disability rating for migraines? Specifically, the 30 percent disability rating for migraine headaches can be broken down into three main components: (1) characteristic; (2) prostrating; and (3) average of once a month over the last several months. In this case, characteristic essentially means “typical”.
How does VA test for migraines? The Disability Benefits Questionnaire for headaches, which the Compensation and Pension examiners use to conduct their exams, includes a whole section on “prostrating attacks.” The questionnaire prompts the examiner to ask the veteran if the migraine attacks occur: Less than once every two months. Once in two months.
How do I get a VA disability claim for migraines? The criteria is as follows: A veteran who has a 0% rating will often get migraines with what VA describes as less frequent attacks. In order to get a 10% rating, you’ll have to have migraines that are characteristic of prostrating attacks, averaging one in two months over the last several months.