Navigating Flat Feet VA RatingPes Planus, commonly known as flat feet, is a condition that affects the arch of the foot, causing it to collapse and the entire sole to make contact with the ground. While flat feet can occur naturally, it can also be a common condition among veterans due to military service. Veterans who are experiencing symptoms of flat feet may be eligible for VA disability benefits. In this blog, we will explore the VA benefits available for pes planus, understand the VA rating system for flat feet, and discuss secondary conditions that can be linked to this condition.

Understanding VA Rating for Pes Planus (Flat Feet)

When it comes to determining the level of disability and the corresponding compensation, the VA uses the VA disability rating schedule, also known as the diagnostic code. This rating system evaluates the functional impairment caused by pes planus and assigns a disability rating from 0 to 100 percent. The rating takes into account the severity of the condition, the impact on mobility and daily activities, and any secondary conditions that may arise as a result of flat feet. By understanding the VA rating system, veterans can better navigate the process of seeking disability benefits for pes planus.