You just might be due retro. If you applied for INCREASE. An increase is when you are service connected at x percent and they later raise that because your condition got worse. Expect the VA employees, your VSO, and even well meaning Vets advocates to doubt you. You may even doubt yourself. But read the following regulations:
(3)The effective date of an award of increased compensation shall be the earliest date as of which it is ascertainable that an increase in disability had occurred, if application is received within one year from such date.
Or, if you applied for benefits within a year of exit from military service:
(b)(1)The effective date of an award of disability compensation to a veteran shall be the day following the date of the veteran’s discharge or release if application therefor is received within one year from such date of discharge or release.
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