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I posted this question before under the title need va employee to answer this one. TBird told me the post got hijacked (my description) and for me to repost cause she was closing it.

I got this attachment from my NSO. And had some questions, I dont think vets usually get to see these kind of things?

So My questions were what does the number 1 under combat mean and why are some items listed as peace time and some as gulf war? What is the significance of the two............

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Betrayed,

Hey buddy - I'm not Vike but this may answer your question or at least part of them.

Also, any vet that has had a rating decision can go see their c-file and get a copy of

the papers you posted. Hope this helps.

carlie

http://www.warms.vba.va.gov/M21_1MR.html#bvi

<H4 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 12pt">15. Combat Status Codes</H4>

<H5 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Introduction</H5>This topic contains information about combat codes, including

· definition of the term combat disability, and

· description of combat status codes.

<H5 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">Change Date</H5>December 13, 2005

<H5 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">a. Definition: Combat Disability</H5>The term combat disability applies to any injury incurred in action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of such an enemy. These injuries include

· wounds by missiles (bullets or shrapnel)

· psychological trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced in accidents, explosions, or airplane crashes during a period when the veteran was in combat

· diseases directly attributable to exposure to the elements as a result of action against the enemy or by the enemy, such as exposure following an airplane crash or shipwreck.

<H5 style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt">b. Description of Combat Status Codes</H5>The table below contains descriptions for each of the four combat status codes.

Code

Description

1-None

Indicates no combat disabilities.

2-(Comp.)

One or more combat disabilities, all of which are compensable.

3-(Noncomp.)

One or more combat disabilities, none of which are compensable.

4-(Both)

One or more combat disabilities, not all of which are compensable.

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Way to go carlie, I looked for this repeatedly and couldn't find it. Yet, a category one does not jive with all the combat related injuries he has listed... I bet someone made a mistake and entered a one. What's your opinion there? I mean the combat related designations must mean the injuries so listed were combat related dont they?

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We have to read the entire code description in realtion to the claimed disability,

going by the description it is quite possible that no mistake was made.

jmho,

carlie

Definition: Combat Disability</H5>The term combat disability applies to any injury incurred in action against an enemy of the United States or as a result of an act of such an enemy. These injuries include

· wounds by missiles (bullets or shrapnel)

· psychological trauma or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced in accidents, explosions, or airplane crashes during a period when the veteran was in combat

· diseases directly attributable to exposure to the elements as a result of action against the enemy or by the enemy, such as exposure following an airplane crash or shipwreck.

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What about Agent Orange injuries?

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The reason I ask is I have no combat...............so why are they listed as combat related?

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Hey Master Chief,

It is just a code they have to put in on there old computer system. I have it on mine also. If you go go to the M21-1MR, Part III, Subpart iv, Chapter 6, Section D it will explain all the codes they use.

Not bad for a Boatswain Mate Huh...lol

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Betrayed,

In the post I put for you in this thread it shows that under combat code a number one

means - none.

Code

Description

1-None

Indicates no combat disabilities.

carlie

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and why are some items listed as peace time and some as gulf war? What is the significance of the two............

found it

VA M21-1 Adjudication Procedures Manual rewrite M21-1MR

PART III

Subpart IV General Rating Process

Chapter 6 The rating decision

Section E. Coded Conclusion

27 Listing Compensation Rating Codes

c. Coding Compensation Awards

When first establishing compensation entitlement for a particular disability, include the following under each diagnosis:

· percentage evaluation

· effective date

· period of service, and

· appropriate basis for each grant

- incurred (INC)

- aggravated (AGG), or

- presumptive (PRES).

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