Air Force here (if that matters)- just received my ratings the other day for BIPOLAR II/Major Depression. 10% DOD/20% VA. It was noted that I have definite social/life impairment and only moderate occupational impairment under severe stress. That's not necessarily the case. Hoping to get my rating increased to 30% because of obvious reasons. Already spoke with the Office of Airmen's Counsel and am working with an attorney. We discussed the different options and I'm choosing to waive the formal board and instead gather documentation/witness statements to submit with the one-time VA Reconsideration (VARR). Planning on focusing on the occupational impairment aspect, proving that my conditions affect me more than prior documentation portrayed. I was informed that if the VA rating is increased, the DOD has to follow suit so what would I need to request my new VA rating to get a 30% DOD rating? Sorry still trying to learn rating disability math. Also, if anyone has gone through a similar process and would like to share their experience, that would be appreciated!