A prestabilization rating is a temporary initial rating normally given to Veterans who were recently separated from service and have an unstable disability and are most likely in need and least likely to be self-sufficient. Pre-stabilization ratings may be granted at the 50% or 100% rate, depending on the severity of the disability. They continue for a 12-month period following discharge from service.
The evidence must show:
A Veteran was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and received a medical discharge from service. The treatments, completed before she left service, appeared to be very positive as the cancer was in remission. She was told to contact her local VA medical center for follow-up and any further treatment of her condition, if needed. The claim for compensation resulted in a pre-stabilization rating of 100% for one year from the date of discharge.
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.