VA Ratings For Prostate Cancer
The Agent Orange Act was
established by the US government in 1991. This
act acknowledged that a positive association exists
between exposure to herbicides and the later development
of a number of cancers, including prostate cancer also knownas
adenocarcinoma of the prostate.
The Act covers any veteran who served in Vietnam between
January 9,1962 and May 5, 1975 and who subsequently developed
prostate cancer. These veterans are entitled to compensation,
no matter when the disease appears.
The VA (The Department of Veteran Affairs) has a
compensation or rating system which is based on the percentage
of disability. To determine how much compensation is
due, a special schedule must be consulted. In this
schedule, the VA Ratings for prostate cancer
can be found. Below is a brief review of some of the key
Key Points For VA ( Department Of Veteran Affairs)
Ratings For Prostate Cancer
- When the diagnosis of prostate cancer is made a
rating of 100% is assigned.
- The rating of 100% continues until 6 months
have gone by from the end of treatment which can
include surgical, X-ray, chemotherapy, or
any other therapeutic procedure.
- After the 6 months have elapsed, a VA examination
takes place. This examination is mandatory.
- The VA Rating for prostate
cancer going forward depends on the results of
- If there has been no local recurrence or
metastasis, 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 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: