You will be assigned a 30% disability rating if you struggle with asbestosis, pleural plaques, lung scarring, pleural effusion, diffuse pleural thickening, or pulmonary fibrosis which is causing you some distress in your daily life. To qualify for disability compensation from the VA, asbestos fibers must have been found in your lungs.
AFFF exposure and PFAS contamination
Renal dysfunction, which is most commonly associated with kidney cancer, has a 30 rating percentage if:
- a catheter is needed constantly or intermittently
- albumin is present in urine with either red blood cells or hyaline and granular casts, or slight edema, or hypertension
Residuals of testicular, prostate, bladder cancer, and their ratings:
- the VA grant a 30% for urinary retention requiring intermittent or continuous catheterization and/or recurrent symptomatic infection requiring drainage/frequent hospitalization - greater than two times/year - and/or requiring continuous intensive management
If you are awarded service connection for multiple sclerosis as a result of exposure to a chemical toxin, such as PFAS, the VA will automatically assign a minimum rating of 30 percent.
Inner ear problems that lead to dizziness are rated at 30 percent for persistent dizziness that causes staggering. Hearing impairment issues that include vertigo less than once per month, with or without tinnitus are rated at 30%.
The monthly payment for a 30% disability rating is $441.35. A disability rating of 30 percent qualifies you to receive additional benefits for your spouse, children, or dependent parents.