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The law allows the VA to limit the amount of compensation to veterans who are incarcerated for a felony conviction (i.e., you may receive compensation at the 10% level).  The withheld compensation, however, can be "apportioned" to your family.  If you cannot obtain a VA examination while in prison, try to obtain a detailed medical report from your facility's doctor/psychiatrist or a private one. Ask the doctor to use the criteria in the VA’s rating schedule as a guide.

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