VA Disability Ratings For Prostate Cancer
In 1991, the US government established the
Agent Orange Act. This act determined that a positive
association exists between exposure to herbicides and the
subsequent development of a number of cancers or
neoplasms, including adenocarcinoma of the prostate
commonly known as prostate cancer.
Any veteran who served in Vietnam between January 9,1962 and
May 5, 1975 and who subsequently developed prostate cancer is
entitled to disability compensation, no matter when the disease
The VA (The Department of Veteran Affairs) has a
compensation rating system which is based on the percentage of
disability. To determine how much compensation is due, the
VA has established a compensation system based on the
disability rating schedule for prostate
cancer. Below is a brief review of some of the key
Key Points For VA ( Department Of Veteran Affairs)
Disability Ratings For Prostate Cancer
1. Upon the diagnosis of prostate cancer a rating of 100% is
2. The rating of 100% continues until 6 months have elapsed
from the end of surgical, X-ray, chemotherapy, or
any other therapeutic procedure.
3. After the 6 months have elapsed, a mandatory VA
examination takes place.
4. The rating going forward depends on the results of this
5. If there has been no local recurrence or metastasis of
the prostate tumor, the rate of residual payments will depend
on the degree, if present, of either voiding dysfunction or
More specific information about prostate cancer and
the resulting VA disability rating can be found in
sections 4.115a and 4.115b in Part 4 of the VA Schedule
For Rating Disabilities.
The website link to the schedule is: