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TITLE 38—Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans' Relief

CHAPTER I—DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

PART 4—SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES

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Subpart A—GENERAL POLICY IN RATING

§4.1
Essentials of evaluative rating.
§4.2
Interpretation of examination reports.
§4.3
Resolution of reasonable doubt.
§4.6
Evaluation of evidence.
§4.7
Higher of two evaluations.
§4.9
Congenital or developmental defects.
§4.10
Functional impairment.
§4.13
Effect of change of diagnosis.
§4.14
Avoidance of pyramiding.
§4.15
Total disability ratings.
§4.16
Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.
§4.17
Total disability ratings for pension based on unemployability and age of the individual.
§4.17a
Misconduct etiology.
§4.18
Unemployability.
§4.19
Age in service-connected claims.
§4.20
Analogous ratings.
§4.21
Application of rating schedule.
§4.22
Rating of disabilities aggravated by active service.
§4.23
Attitude of rating officers.
§4.24
Correspondence.
§4.25
Combined ratings table.
§4.26
Bilateral factor.
§4.27
Use of diagnostic code numbers.
§4.28
Prestabilization rating from date of discharge from service.
§4.29
Ratings for service-connected disabilities requiring hospital treatment or observation.
§4.30
Convalescent ratings.
§4.31
Zero percent evaluations.
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Subpart B—DISABILITY RATINGS

The Musculoskeletal System

§4.40
Functional loss.
§4.41
History of injury.
§4.42
Complete medical examination of injury cases.
§4.43
Osteomyelitis.
§4.44
The bones.
§4.45
The joints.
§4.46
Accurate measurement.
§§4.47-4.54
[Reserved]
§4.55
Principles of combined ratings for muscle injuries.
§4.56
Evaluation of muscle disabilities.
§4.57
Static foot deformities.
§4.58
Arthritis due to strain.
§4.59
Painful motion.
§4.60
[Reserved]
§4.61
Examination.
§4.62
Circulatory disturbances.
§4.63
Loss of use of hand or foot.
§4.64
Loss of use of both buttocks.
§4.65
[Reserved]
§4.66
Sacroiliac joint.
§4.67
Pelvic bones.
§4.68
Amputation rule.
§4.69
Dominant hand.
§4.70
Inadequate examinations.
§4.71
Measurement of ankylosis and joint motion.
§4.71a
Schedule of ratings—musculoskeletal system.
§4.72
[Reserved]
§4.73
Schedule of ratings—muscle injuries.

The Organs of Special Sense

§4.75
General considerations for evaluating visual impairment.
§4.76
Visual acuity.
§4.76a
Computation of average concentric contraction of visual fields.
§4.77
Visual fields.
§4.78
Muscle function.
§4.79
Schedule of ratings—eye.
§§4.80-4.84
[Reserved]

Impairment of Auditory Acuity

§4.85
Evaluation of hearing impairment.
§4.86
Exceptional patterns of hearing impairment.
§4.87
Schedule of ratings—ear.
§4.87a
Schedule of ratings—other sense organs.

Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies

§4.88
[Reserved]
§4.88a
Chronic fatigue syndrome.
§4.88b
Schedule of ratings—infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies.
§4.88c
Ratings for inactive nonpulmonary tuberculosis initially entitled after August 19, 1968.
§4.89
Ratings for inactive nonpulmonary tuberculosis in effect on August 19, 1968.

The Respiratory System

§4.96
Special provisions regarding evaluation of respiratory conditions.
§4.97
Schedule of ratings—respiratory system.

The Cardiovascular System

§4.100
Application of the evaluation criteria for diagnostic codes 7000-7007, 7011, and 7015-7020.
§§4.101-4.103
[Reserved]
§4.104
Schedule of ratings—cardiovascular system.

The Digestive System

§4.110
Ulcers.
§4.111
Postgastrectomy syndromes.
§4.112
Weight loss.
§4.113
Coexisting abdominal conditions.
§4.114
Schedule of ratings—digestive system.

The Genitourinary System

§4.115
Nephritis.
§4.115a
Ratings of the genitourinary system—dysfunctions.
§4.115b
Ratings of the genitourinary system—diagnoses.

Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast

§4.116
Schedule of ratings—gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast.

The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems

§4.117
Schedule of ratings—hemic and lymphatic systems.

The Skin

§4.118
Schedule of ratings—skin.

The Endocrine System

§4.119
Schedule of ratings—endocrine system.

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders

§4.120
Evaluations by comparison.
§4.121
Identification of epilepsy.
§4.122
Psychomotor epilepsy.
§4.123
Neuritis, cranial or peripheral.
§4.124
Neuralgia, cranial or peripheral.
§4.124a
Schedule of ratings—neurological conditions and convulsive disorders.

Mental Disorders

§4.125
Diagnosis of mental disorders.
§4.126
Evaluation of disability from mental disorders.
§4.127
Mental retardation and personality disorders.
§4.128
Convalescence ratings following extended hospitalization.
§4.129
Mental disorders due to traumatic stress.
§4.130
Schedule of ratings—mental disorders.

Dental and Oral Conditions

§4.149
[Reserved]
§4.150
Schedule of ratings—dental and oral conditions.
Appendix
Appendix A to Part 4—Table of Amendments and Effective Dates Since 1946
Appendix
Appendix B to Part 4—Numerical Index of Disabilities
Appendix
Appendix C to Part 4—Alphabetical Index of Disabilities


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