Veterans who are hospitalized for more than 21 days for a service-connected disability may receive a temporary 100% disability compensation rating.
If the hospitalization is at a VA facility, simply tell us when you apply and we will obtain the records for you.
A Veteran is considered 40% disabled for his service-connected diabetes mellitus is taken by ambulance to a VA hospital after lapsing into a diabetic coma. He recovered, but required over 21 days of hospitalization due to the coma and infection. His rating was raised to 100% due to hospitalization and then returned to 40%.
For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.