VA Disability for Hypertension
Hypertension is the most common chronic condition among veterans, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Hypertension, which is commonly known as high blood pressure, affects more than 37% of the veteran population. Hypertension is a known risk factor for stroke, heart attack, dementia, and other medical issues. While it’s a common problem, hypertension is controllable through changes in lifestyle, diet, and possibly blood pressure medication.
Your hypertension must be rated at 10 percent or higher to receive monthly compensation— though a 0 percent rating still qualifies you for health care and other ancillary benefits. … If your diastolic pressure (bottom number) is 130 or higher: 60 percent rating. If your diastolic pressure is 120 to 129: 40 percent rating.