A veteran asks: I'm currently being paid at the 100% rate with an overall rating of 90%, for umemployability and PTSD plus diebetes. How can I get my current rating upgraded to 100% scheduler?
Answer: Payment at the 100 percent rate for unemployability is the same as a 100 percent scheduler rating. If you are not already rated 100 percent permanent and total, you may want to ask for that because, by being rated permanent and total, you receive additional benefits from the federal government.
Some states award additional benefits to veterans rated at 100 percent scheduler that are not available to veterans that have a 100 percent unemployability rating, even if the unemployability rating is considered permanent and total by the VA. You can file a claim to have your disabilities rated at the 100 percent rate. However, this can be difficult, because the VA does not add the percentages of disabilies together, instead, they combine them using "VA Math". See my blog post here about "VA Math."