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How Does the VA Rate IBS?

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The VA will rate an IBS or irritable bowel syndrome condition at 30%, 10% or 0% at the maximum rating of 30%. IBS substantially impacts a veteran’s daily life. The veteran has severe diarrhea or alternating diarrhea and constipation. The veteran likely requires proximity to a bathroom and constant monitoring of stress and nutrition. Veterans with a 10% IBS rating or moderate bowel disturbance experience some bouts of diarrhea or constipation if they’re able to manage IBS triggers. A 0% rating would be a mild case of IBS that requires only minimal lifestyle changes.

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Linda Cosme | VA-Accredited Attorney & U.S. Army Veteran

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