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I have been denied service connection for a back injury for many years. The VA has denied my claim on grounds of pre-existing condition and not aggravated in service. Even though no such pre-existing condition was noted during my physical entry exam I was told about this pre-existing after a back injury unloading a weapons truck. I recently learned about the presumption of soundnes detailed in 38 U.S.C. 1111 My question is. If I was to win my claim am I entitled to backpay for the years the VA have not applied the correct VA law to decide my claim? And if so how far back? I started my claim in 1979. Thank you in advance for your help.