If you were hospitalized for a service-connected disability at a VA or VA-approved facility, you may be eligible to receive a temporary 100% disability rating for the time you spent in the hospital.
Are you eligible for compensation?
- You were hospitalized for more than 21 days in a VA hospital or other approved hospital for a service-connected disability, or
- You were under hospital observation for more than 21 days at VA expense for a service-connected disability.
Who is covered
- Health care
How it works
If you were not hospitalized at a VA facility, you should provide the hospital discharge summary showing the length of stay and cause for hospitalization when filing your claim.
Example A Veteran with a 40% service-connected disability rating for diabetes mellitus was hospitalized at a VA facility after lapsing into a diabetic coma. He required 25 days of hospitalization due to the coma and associated infections. VA temporarily raised his rating to 100% for the period of his hospitalization. After this period, his disability rating reverted to 40%.