Prestabilization Ratings

A prestabilization rating is a temporary rating for recently separated Veterans with an unstable disability and an immediate need for services and support. Prestabilization ratings may be granted at 50% or 100%, depending on the severity of the disability, and continue for one year after discharge from active service.

Eligibility Requirements

You must have been recently separated from military service with an unstable, significantly disabling service-connected disability that will continue for an indefinite amount of time.

Example
While in active service, a Servicemember was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease and began chemotherapy that continued during and after her medical discharge process. She coordinated through her local VA medical center for follow-on treatment. Her claim for compensation resulted in a prestabilization rating of 100% for one year from her date of discharge.