Purpose of GARP

GARP is designed to provide accurate and equitable assessment of incapacity from war-caused injuries and diseases, in order to ensure that veterans receive their rightful entitlement under the VEA.    


Assessing incapacity

The two elements of assessing incapacity are:

Degree of incapacity

The overall medical impairment and lifestyle ratings are combined to determine the degree of incapacity. The degree of incapacity and other eligibility criteria determines the rate of Disability Compensation Payment.     

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Degree of Incapacity and Assessment of Pension

Section 9.8.4


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