Veterans Affairs (VA) is contemplating significant changes to their rating system, and while these are still proposals and not yet officially adopted, it’s crucial for veterans to stay informed. There’s speculation about these changes being implemented as early as Spring 2024 or as late as the end of the year. However, there’s also a possibility that they might not happen at all. In this article, we’ll delve into the potential changes and what they could mean for veterans.

1.Tinnitus Rating Revisions

One of the notable proposed changes involves the rating for tinnitus. Under the current system, veterans can receive a 10% standalone claim for tinnitus. The proposed change, however, stipulates that tinnitus must be attributed as a symptom of another condition, such as hearing loss, a perforated eardrum, or Meniere’s disease. The impact of tinnitus would then be considered when assigning a rating for the primary condition.