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By Committee on Medical Evaluation of Veter, Michael G. H. McGeary, Morgan A. Ford, Susan R. Mccutchen, David K. Barnes

ISBN-10: 0309106311

ISBN-13: 9780309106313

Twenty first Century process for comparing Veterans' incapacity merits recommends advancements within the scientific assessment and ranking of veterans for the advantages supplied through the dept of Veterans Affairs (VA) to atone for health problems or accidents incurred in or irritated through army provider. reimbursement is a per month funds gain in response to a ranking time table that determines the measure of incapacity on a scale of zero to a hundred. even supposing a incapacity score can also entitle a veteran to ancillary prone, resembling vocational rehabilitation and employment prone, the ranking time table is outdated medically and comprises ambiguous standards and out of date stipulations and language. the present ranking agenda emphasizes impairment and obstacles or lack of particular physique constructions and features that could no longer expect incapacity good. twenty first Century approach for comparing Veterans' incapacity advantages recommends that this time table will be revised to incorporate sleek suggestions of incapacity together with paintings incapacity, nonwork incapacity, and caliber of lifestyles. as well as the necessity for an up to date ranking time table, this publication highlights the necessity for the dep. of Veterans' Affairs to dedicate extra assets to systematic research of ways good it's offering providers or how a lot the lives of veterans are being greater, in addition to the necessity for a software of analysis orientated towards figuring out and bettering the effectiveness of its advantages courses.

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Recommendation 7-3. VA should conduct research on the earnings histories of veterans who initially applied for individual unemployability benefits past the normal age of retirement for benefits under the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance Program under the Social Security Act. Factors Considered in IU Evaluation Congress has made a policy decision not to put an age limit on eligibility for IU. It is true that individuals are able and willing to work, and do work, into their 70s and 80s, and they should not be barred from receiving IU if disability forces them to quit.

Average earnings at any given rating level are the same across conditions). Recommendation 4-2. VA should regularly conduct research on the ability of the Rating Schedule to predict actual loss in earnings. The accuracy of the Rating Schedule to predict such losses should be evaluated using the criteria of horizontal and vertical equity. Recommendation 4-3. VA should conduct research to determine if inclusion of factors in addition to medical impairment, such as age, education, and work experience, improves the ability of the Rating Schedule to predict actual losses in earnings.

Recommendation 4-3. VA should conduct research to determine if inclusion of factors in addition to medical impairment, such as age, education, and work experience, improves the ability of the Rating Schedule to predict actual losses in earnings. Recommendation 4-4. VA should regularly use the results from research on the ability of the Rating Schedule to predict actual losses in earnings to revise the rating system, either by changing the rating criteria in the Rating Schedule or by adjusting the amounts of compensation associated with each rating degree.

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