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Q13: What is the Five Year Protection Rule for veteran's disability compensation ratings?
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A1: 5 year rule: If the rating has been in effect for 5 years, it cannot be reduced unless your condition has improved on a sustained basis (The VA must have documentation supporting this is a permanent improvement).... The sole exception is if the VA can prove fraud, in which case the VA can terminate the benefits. (JS) 2/16/18