If you have a VA rating decision and you wish to increase the rating, you will need substantial medical evidence showing how severe the issue has become after your rating decision.
Before your appointment, please make sure you have the following:
All correspondence received from the VA, including all previous rating decisions and award letters
Additional evidence (medical treatment records) showing your service-connected conditions have worsened
Who to call for previous VA rating decisions and award letters:
VA Customer Service Hotline: 1-800-827-1000
You will also need copies of every medical record from every doctor’s office and/or medical center that treated you (including each doctor’s and medical center’s name, address and phone number) for every condition you are claiming.
All medical records must be paper copies, not CD or DVD.
Note: You are able to file for an increase in your service-connected disability and include any new conditions at the same time. Please click here for required evidence for new conditions.