A temporary 100% rating is for convalescence based on surgery or immobilization of a joint by a cast without surgery for a service-connected disability. The temporary 100% rating may continue for 1 to 3 months depending on individual circumstances. Extensions up to an additional 3 months may be granted in severe cases.
If the surgery or procedure was at a VA facility, simply tell us when you apply and we will obtain the records for you.
A Veteran has a left knee condition rated 30% disabling. His VA physician has discussed the knee's deterioration and they have decided to operate. Since the success of the surgery won't be known for 3 months following the 1 week of hospitalization, the Veteran is granted a temporary 100% evaluation for three months, and his disability compensation is increased accordingly.
For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.
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Last updated October 22, 2013