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5 Notional Assessments

When disability pension is paid in respect of the incapacity from several conditions, a notional assessment is required to ascertain what portion of the disability pension is paid in respect of the compensable condition.  The method for calculating this notional assessment is based on a but for rule.  The first step is to calculate the rate of disability pension that would be paid to the veteran but for the incapacity of the compensable condition.  This requires assessing a degree of incapacity under GARP, excluding the compensable condition.  Compare this rate to the actual degree of incapacity.  The difference between these two rates is the portion of Disability pension paid in respect of the incapacity for the compensable condition.  Excel templates for converting a lump sum are available on the DVA share drive.

The portion of the disability pension paid in respect of the compensable condition.

A condition for which compensation has been paid from a source other than the VEA.

Guide to the Assessment of Rates of Veterans' Pensions.

The Department of Veterans' Affairs.