MAX4VETS® is the ONLY interactive website with tools designed to help veterans accurately compile a list of service connected injuries or diseases for which they may be entitled to receive compensation through the Veterans Administration. By establishing an account you can build a personal database using the benefits calculator to assist with maximizing entitlements through CFR Title 38 Part 4. Service Members can begin to build their database immediately, increasing the probability of approval when they eventually submit their claim. Secondly it will assist the service member in having a better understanding of the benefits they may be entitled to and awarded. It is crucial for a veteran or service member to understand the importance of properly submitting a claim since approximately 80% of all claims are denied.

Title 38 Part 4 (the rating schedule) is primarily a guide in the evaluation of disability resulting from all types of diseases and injuries encountered as a result of or during military service. The percentage ratings represent as far as can practicably be determined the average impairment in earning capacity resulting from such diseases and injuries and their residual conditions in civil occupations.

Generally, the degrees of disability specified are considered adequate to compensate for considerable loss of working time from exacerbations or illnesses proportionate to the severity of the several grades of disability. For the application of this schedule, accurate and fully descriptive medical examinations are required, with emphasis upon the limitation of activity imposed by the disabling condition.

Over a period of many years, a veteran's disability claim may require re-ratings in accordance with changes in laws, medical knowledge and his or her physical or mental condition. It is thus essential, both in the examination and in the evaluation of disability, that each disability be viewed in relation to its history.