Pacemaker Disability Benefit?


I had a Pacemaker installed in June of 2019 to insure I maintained safe heart beat. Will this increase my disability rating?   I am currently rated 70% for severe PTSD and anxiety and paid at 100%-

Jim's Reply:

It won't automatically increase your benefit, no. If you want an increase you have to apply for it. In this case it seems to me you may have a hard time proving that the pacer is service-connected. And...if you're already at 100%, you won't increase that without turning to the Special Monthly Compensation ratings and I don't see that happening here.