VA Disability for Varicose Veins

Varicose veins are more than just visible veins in the legs. These veins can lead to swelling, pain and aching, and skin changes such as discoloration and eczema. Certain activities can worsen your symptoms. Do you know if you qualify for VA disability for varicose veins?

VetLaw is a veteran-owned law firm. We know what it’s like to serve and what it’s like to adjust back to civilian life. And, we certainly know how complicated the VA disability benefits process often is. We help you build a strong case to increase your odds of approval after your initial claim has been denied. Our goal is to maximize your benefits, so we will ask questions to see what else you may qualify for.

Our services cost you nothing upfront. We only collect a fee if your benefits are approved. You served your country, now pursue your benefits. Contact us today to get started.

How Does the VA Rate Varicose Veins?

The VA rates all service-connected disabilities as a percentage. If you have multiple service-connected disabilities, you will receive a combined rating up to 100%.

The VA disability ratings for varicose veins are found in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 38, § 4.104 diagnostic code 7121. Your symptoms determine whether you receive a 0%, 10%, 20%, 40%, or 60% rating. For example:

  • A 100% rating is assigned if you are in constant pain because of “massive board-like edema” even while at rest.
  • The VA assigns a 10% rating to anyone with “intermittent edema of extremity or aching and fatigue in leg after prolonged standing or walking” and symptoms are relieved by “elevating the extremity or wearing compression hosiery.”
  • The VA will assign a 0% rating if your varicose veins can be seen or felt but are asymptomatic.

If your varicose veins worsen after you receive an initial rating, let us know. You may qualify for a disability rating increase.

Common Causes of Service-Related Varicose Veins

Varicose veins often occur in the legs, but the condition can affect other parts of your body. Common causes of service-related varicose veins include:

  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Standing for extended periods of time
  • Any leg trauma, such as a fracture or laceration

Before you can receive VA disability benefits, you must be able to prove that your varicose veins are service-related.

How Is Service Connection Established for Varicose Veins?

Entitlement to service connection and payment of VA disability benefits is based on showing that your condition or conditions were caused or aggravated by your military service. In order to receive VA disability for varicose veins, you must have:

  • Received an official diagnosis from your doctor or other medical professional;
  • Experienced an in-service event that led to the development of varicose veins; and
  • A connection, or medical nexus, between the in-service event and your varicose veins.

Not everyone who applies for benefits will receive them. If your claim was denied, you can take further action by appealing the VA’s decision with the help of an accredited VA disability lawyer.

What to Do if Your VA Disability for Varicose Veins Claim Was Denied

Unfortunately, it is very common to receive a VA disability denial. There are several reasons why the VA may deny your varicose vein claim.

  1. Your application contained errors or omissions.
  2. You missed an important deadline to submit additional information.
  3. The VA feels that your service connection isn’t clear.

If you received a denial, you have the right to file a VA disability appeal. At VetLaw, our lawyers can help you with an appeal even if we didn’t complete your initial application.

How a Lawyer Can Help You Pursue VA Disability for Varicose Veins Benefits

The decision-makers at the VA have the ultimate say in an approval or denial. However, we can increase your odds of a favorable outcome. The advantages of partnering with us to pursue your VA disability benefits include:

  • We’re up to date on VA disability requirements. These requirements can change at any time, and new requirements are often added.
  • We see the big picture. We know firsthand what it takes to establish service-connection and how to prove the connection between your disability and an in-service event. And, we know how the VA operates.

Don’t accept your VA disability claim denial as defeat. Contact our office today for a free case review.

Matthew  White


Appellate Attorney Matthew White represents veterans before the Board of Veterans Appeals and the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Brendan Garcia


Owner and Lead Attorney Brendan Garcia represents veterans in all 50 states with their VA Disability Appeals, in all stages of the VA Appeals process.

Contact a VA Disability Lawyer Today

A VA Disability Lawyer’s role is to assist you throughout the confusing and often frustrating appeals process if you have been denied benefits, and assist you with establishing service connection for your varicose veins, along with any other disabilities you may wish to appeal. Generally, you need to be denied at least once before an attorney can assist, but once a lawyer is involved they will often be able to quickly determine what needs to be done in order to prove entitlement to VA compensation.

If your VA disability claim for varicose veins has been denied, be sure to contact the VA Accredited Attorneys at VetLaw right away to help make sure you get the entitlement you deserve.

At VetLaw, we do not charge veterans any upfront fees. It costs you nothing to learn if you are eligible to file an appeal and for us to assist you with that process. You only pay us if we are successful in helping you obtain service connection and VA compensation for your disability, including varicose veins.

Yes, you can receive VA disability benefits for more than one condition. Many veterans have multiple service-connected conditions, such as conditions related to Agent Orange exposure and acquired psychiatric diagnoses such as PTSD. At VetLaw, we fight for the maximum overall benefit each of our veteran clients is entitled to, up to a 100% rating in many cases.

Your VA rating for varicose veins determines your monthly benefit amount, when combined with any other service-connected conditions. You can get an estimate of your benefits by using our VA disability calculator. We can discuss all of your potential service-connected conditions during your free case review.

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