Extra schedular ratings under 38 C.F.R. § 3.321(b)

When the VA grants a disability rating from zero to 100% for a veteran’s service connected disability it bases its determinations on a schedule of ratings written by Congress. The schedule of ratings lists most conceivable impairments and describes what the evidence must show to receive a specified rating. The schedule of ratings is fine if the veteran’s limitations match the requirements for a given rating but what happens when the veteran experiences symptoms and limitations and the schedule of ratings does not address? Continue reading