Posted by Anonomous veteran and cluster sufferer (184.108.40.206) on May 10, 2000 at 22:35:31:
Goto this page. Click on ratings and then Neurological. Then you can read exactly what the VA uses to rate for each percentage. Match you symptoms up to the rating and then you will see what your rating should be.
You can look up other information too or other disabilities.
BTW: If the headaches are rated by VA then you should apply for unemployability which is a 100% rating.
You can look up the payment amounts on this page also.
Good luck. And don't give up just because they deny you. Keep fighting and ask for a personal hearing.
It years before I was rated by the VA for "migraine" headaches. If they want to call them migraines don't argue because most of the VA has no idea what cluster headaches are, but they can relate to migraines.
I posted this anonomously because I don't want this to cause me any problems with my rating.
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