This is a very useful tool for trying to figure out how badly the VA screwed you. It will give you endless entertainment while you wait for a decade for them to sort it out and finally grant your claim.

Capture55And here’s the newest one from Matt Hill over at Hill and Ponton LLC.


  1. ldinlove says:

    Since my case is currently being reviewed by a judge at the BVA, I spent some time running various scenarios on this calculator early this morning.
    Depending on how things turn out with this decision, I may be looking for someone who, like myself, will examine every page of my 2000 page c-file and dismantle every denial in ten different ways and come up with twenty strategies.
    When you have the time and the motivation, you can take a decision and tear it apart legally almost every time – even when they actually try to follow the law. I forgot what my point was.

  2. daniel says:

    I have a claim for incresaed PTSD and IU, the claim goes back to Feb 2, 2011 and my first disability rating was on 7/27/2013 for PTSD 70%, my next rating was on 5/28/2019 for sleep apnea 50%, and my next rating was 9/30/2019 for tinnitus 10%.
    How much would I get in payback?

  3. Henry WWilliams says:

    I was awarded 20% disability August 2013 and now I am awarded 90% 2018 feb how do I calculate my retroactive pay

    • Jen says:

      Were you just increased or was an error made and they are backpaying? If you are being back paid, take your 20% rating pay (different based on your marital and dependent status) and subtract it from the 90% rating pay. Then multiply the difference between the 20% and 90% by the number of months you were told you would be retroactively paid.

  4. apskywalker says:

    Oh yeah I’ve seen this one. Nice calculator. I try (unless I have a question or a confirmed rating pending) not to get into this too much. I have a friend who sits around speculating on future ratings and checking ebenefits daily. I tell her she’s wasting her time and going to drive herself nuts (it’s annoying even listening to it, honestly)

    • asknod says:

      The only thing worse than that is when you go in to DAV and that dickwad pulls out the Cmp. tables and shows you all those big $. If you’re lucky, you get an empty ice cream cone with two scoops of 0% air.

  5. William says:

    Site is 404 does not log in anymore.

    • asknod says:

      Sorry, William. As with all links, they eventually die. I refreshed it and tied it to VVW’s. With luck VVW won’t take it down. Thanks for the heads up.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.