If youre the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a service member who died in the line of duty, or the survivor of a Veteran who died from a service-related injury or illness, you may be able to get a tax-free monetary benefit called VA Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (VA DIC). 100 Rule for VA If a veteran has a 100 disability rating, marking total disability, the VA can only reduce the rating if they prove material improvement in the veteran&x27;s medical condition. 1490 Lafayette St, STE 400 Denver, CO 80218 infovinerlaw. They still do review exams in cases where the evaluation is only a temporary one or there is indication of improvement. I have no answers. If you are continuing to get treatment and suffer from a service. I don&x27;t personally see the over 55 rule as being significant. . . . &167; 3. 327(b)(2), the VA can&39;t send you to a re-examination if the disability has been as established as static or is of a permanent nature with no likelihood of improvement. when the veteran&39;s symptoms haven&39;t shown improvement for five years or more. . As such, you are correct, at age 55, the DoVA VBA shall no longer schedule any further examination (s) which is indicative of a P&T rating at that particular point in time.