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Part 4--SCHEDULE FOR RATING DISABILITIES


Subpart A—General Policy in Rating Back to Top
§ 4.1 Essentials of evaluative rating.
§ 4.2 Interpretation of examination reports.
§ 4.3 Resolution of reasonable doubt.
§ 4.6 Evaluation of evidence.
§ 4.7 Higher of two evaluations.
§ 4.9 Congenital or developmental defects.
§ 4.10 Functional impairment.
§ 4.13 Effect of change of diagnosis.
§ 4.14 Avoidance of pyramiding.
§ 4.15 Total disability ratings.
§ 4.16 Total disability ratings for compensation based on unemployability of the individual.
§ 4.17 Total disability ratings for pension based on unemployability and age of the individual.
§ 4.17a Misconduct etiology.
§ 4.18 Unemployability.
§ 4.19 Age in service-connected claims.
§ 4.20 Analogous ratings.
§ 4.21 Application of rating schedule.
§ 4.22 Rating of disabilities aggravated by active service.
§ 4.23 Attitude of rating officers.
§ 4.24 Correspondence.
§ 4.25 Combined ratings table.
§ 4.26 Bilateral factor.
§ 4.27 Use of diagnostic code numbers.
§ 4.28 Prestabilization rating from date of discharge from service.
§ 4.29 Ratings for service-connected disabilities requiring hospital treatment or observation.
§ 4.30 Convalescent ratings.
§ 4.31 Zero percent evaluations.
Subpart B—Disability Ratings Back to Top
The Musculoskeletal System Back to Top
§ 4.40 Functional loss.
§ 4.41 History of injury.
§ 4.42 Complete medical examination of injury cases.
§ 4.43 Osteomyelitis.
§ 4.44 The bones.
§ 4.45 The joints.
§ 4.46 Accurate measurement.
§§ 4.47-4.54 [Reserved]
§ 4.55 Principles of combined ratings for muscle injuries.
§ 4.56 Evaluation of muscle disabilities.
§ 4.57 Static foot deformities.
§ 4.58 Arthritis due to strain.
§ 4.59 Painful motion.
§ 4.60 [Reserved]
§ 4.61 Examination.
§ 4.62 Circulatory disturbances.
§ 4.63 Loss of use of hand or foot.
§ 4.64 Loss of use of both buttocks.
§ 4.65 [Reserved]
§ 4.66 Sacroiliac joint.
§ 4.67 Pelvic bones.
§ 4.68 Amputation rule.
§ 4.69 Dominant hand.
§ 4.70 Inadequate examinations.
§ 4.71 Measurement of ankylosis and joint motion.
§ 4.71a Schedule of ratings—musculoskeletal system.
§ 4.72 [Reserved]
§ 4.73 Schedule of ratings—muscle injuries.
The Organs of Special Sense Back to Top
§ 4.75 General considerations for evaluating visual impairment.
§ 4.76 Visual acuity.
§ 4.76a Computation of average concentric contraction of visual fields.
§ 4.77 Visual fields.
§ 4.78 Muscle function.
§ 4.79 Schedule of ratings—eye.
§§ 4.80-4.84 [Reserved]
Impairment of Auditory Acuity Back to Top
§ 4.85 Evaluation of hearing impairment.
§ 4.86 Exceptional patterns of hearing impairment.
§ 4.87 Schedule of ratings—ear.
§ 4.87a Schedule of ratings—other sense organs.
Infectious Diseases, Immune Disorders and Nutritional Deficiencies Back to Top
§ 4.88 [Reserved]
§ 4.88a Chronic fatigue syndrome.
§ 4.88b Schedule of ratings—infectious diseases, immune disorders and nutritional deficiencies.
§ 4.88c Ratings for inactive nonpulmonary tuberculosis initially entitled after August 19, 1968.
§ 4.89 Ratings for inactive nonpulmonary tuberculosis in effect on August 19, 1968.
The Respiratory System Back to Top
§ 4.96 Special provisions regarding evaluation of respiratory conditions.
§ 4.97 Schedule of ratings—respiratory system.
The Cardiovascular System Back to Top
§ 4.100 Application of the evaluation criteria for diagnostic codes 7000-7007, 7011, and 7015-7020.
§§ 4.101-4.103 [Reserved]
§ 4.104 Schedule of ratings—cardiovascular system.
The Digestive System Back to Top
§ 4.110 Ulcers.
§ 4.111 Postgastrectomy syndromes.
§ 4.112 Weight loss.
§ 4.113 Coexisting abdominal conditions.
§ 4.114 Schedule of ratings—digestive system.
The Genitourinary System Back to Top
§ 4.115 Nephritis.
§ 4.115a Ratings of the genitourinary system—dysfunctions.
§ 4.115b Ratings of the genitourinary system—diagnoses.
Gynecological Conditions and Disorders of the Breast Back to Top
§ 4.116 Schedule of ratings—gynecological conditions and disorders of the breast.
The Hemic and Lymphatic Systems Back to Top
§ 4.117 Schedule of ratings—hemic and lymphatic systems.
The Skin Back to Top
§ 4.118 Schedule of ratings—skin.
The Endocrine System Back to Top
§ 4.119 Schedule of ratings—endocrine system.
Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders Back to Top
§ 4.120 Evaluations by comparison.
§ 4.121 Identification of epilepsy.
§ 4.122 Psychomotor epilepsy.
§ 4.123 Neuritis, cranial or peripheral.
§ 4.124 Neuralgia, cranial or peripheral.
§ 4.124a Schedule of ratings—neurological conditions and convulsive disorders.
Mental Disorders Back to Top
§ 4.125 Diagnosis of mental disorders.
§ 4.126 Evaluation of disability from mental disorders.
§ 4.127 Mental retardation and personality disorders.
§ 4.128 Convalescence ratings following extended hospitalization.
§ 4.129 Mental disorders due to traumatic stress.
§ 4.130 Schedule of ratings—mental disorders.
Dental and Oral Conditions Back to Top
§ 4.149 [Reserved]
§ 4.150 Schedule of ratings—dental and oral conditions.
Appendix A to Part 4—Table of Amendments and Effective Dates Since 1946
Appendix B to Part 4—Numerical Index of Disabilities
Appendix C to Part 4—Alphabetical Index of Disabilities

Authority: 38 U.S.C. 1155, unless otherwise noted.

Source: 29 FR 6718, May 22, 1964, unless otherwise noted.