VA Mental Health Summit to Discuss Disability Ratings

Wounded and disabled veterans and their loved ones may be interested in attending the Mental Health Summit – hosted by the Veterans Benefits Administration and Veterans Health Administration – on Jan. 28 and 29 in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public, and will include important discussions of potential changes to the way in which the VA evaluates rating disabilities. 

The summit will gather information to be used in updating the Mental Disorders section of the VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities. This will include discussion of the evaluation criteria that the VA uses, and what additions or deletions will be made to the code. 

Registration for the summit is required. Those with disabilities can contact an event organizer to request specific accommodations, including: 

  • Sign Language interpreters
  • Wheelchair accessible seating
  • Disabled parking
  • Program materials printed in large-font or Braille 

The VA Schedule for Rating Disabilities – Mental Health, includes such disabilities as: 

  • Schizophrenia
  • Dementia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Mood disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Chronic Adjustment disorder 

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation by the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. We can appeal your rating decision and fight for your rights. You are entitled to certain programs and benefits based upon your VA rating decision so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.