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M21-1mr — Changes By Date

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This page contains the most recent Changes to M21-1MR, IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER. Links are provided for the transmittal sheet and the full document which is the complete text of the change. The released to the field date is the date that your local Publication Control Officer was notified of the change. The NEWEST change will always be on the top of the list.

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http://vbaw.vba.va.gov/bl/21/M21-1MR/changes-by-date.htm

12-13-2005

— Released to the field: 12-21-2005

— Transmittal Sheet

Transmittal Sheet

M21-1MR Parts III, IV, and V

Manual Rewrite Version This is a consolidated transmittal sheet for the release of the rating-related Manual Rewrite (MR) chapters located in Parts III, IV, and V.

Attached is M21-1MR, Part III, Subpart iii, Chapters 1 through 4 on General Development. The new chapters of Part III, Subpart iii, incorporate information on:

· Development Rules and Process

· Developing for Service Records

· Information Requests to and from the Social Security Administration (SSA)

· Information Requests to or from Other Federal and State Agencies

Attached is M21-1MR, Part III, Subpart iv, Chapters 1 through 8 on General Rating. The new Part III, Subpart iv, incorporates information on:

· General Information on Rating Activity

· Reviewing Claims

· Examinations

· Rating Specific Disabilities

· Evaluating Evidence and Making a Decision

· The Rating Decision

· Finalizing and Reviewing the Rating Decision

· Competency, Rating Due Process, and Protection

Attached is M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart ii, Chapters 1 through 3 on Compensation. The Part IV, Subpart ii, incorporates information on:

· Development

· Rating

· Authorization Issues and Claimant Notification

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

M21-1MR Parts III, IV, and V Parts III, IV, and V (continued) Attached is M21-1MR, Part IV, Subpart iii, Chapters 1 through 3 on Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and Death Compensation. The new Part IV, Subpart iii, incorporates information on:

· Developing for DIC and Death Compensation Claims

· Rating DIC and Death Compensation Claims

· Authorization and Notification in DIC and Death Compensation Claims

Attached is M21-1MR, Part V, Subpart i, Chapters 1 through 3 on Eligibility and Development for Pension and Parents’ DIC Benefits. The new Part V, Subpart i, incorporates information on:

· Overview of Eligibility and Development Requirements for Pension and Parents’ DIC

· Original Disability Pension

· Income and Net Worth Development

Attached is M21-1MR, Part V, Subpart ii, Chapters 1 through 3 on Rating Pension and Parents’ DIC. The new Part V, Subpart ii, incorporates information on:

· Live Pension Ratings

· Death Pension Ratings

· Special Monthly Pension (SMP) Ratings

Note: “TBD” (to be determined) after a reference indicates that the referenced material is located in a part of M21-1MR that has not yet been published.

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Notable Changes Included in this Release The following notable changes have been made to information that was previously in M21-1 and is included in this release.

Service Records

III.iii.2 reflects the new name for Center for Unit Records Research (CURR): U.S. Army and Joint Services Records Research Center (JSRRC).

III.iii.2.B clarifies the service record migration process for each branch of service. Information about the corresponding Personnel Information Exchange System (PIES) address code to request service records can be found in III.iii.2.J.

III.iii.2.D.23 shows information on PIES program codes C03, C04, O40, O41, O42, and O43.

III.iii.2.K includes updated contact information for PIES address codes.

VA Examinations

III.iv.3.A.5 shows that

· the policies for examining pregnant servicewomen also apply to pregnant veterans

· claims from pregnant servicewomen participating in the Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program are processed at the regional office of jurisdiction, rather than at the BDD Rating Activity Site

· the BDD Intake Site establishes end product (EP) 684 to control the BDD claims development process and clears the EP when the claim is forwarded to the regional office of jurisdiction

· an EP modifier of “1” designates credit for BDD rating determinations (EPs 111 and 011)

III.iv.3.A.11 clarifies the options available for examining incarcerated veterans.

III.iv.3.B.15 shows what action is needed if a claimant refuses to report for an examination because he/she alleges the evidence submitted is adequate for rating purposes. A reference to Kowalski v. Nicholson is also added.

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Notable Changes Included in this Release (continued) III.iv.3.D.19 shows that reports of examinations performed by clinical or counseling psychologists, dentists, audiologists, and optometrists do not require a physician’s signature.

Varicose Veins

Information regarding varicose veins that was in M21-1, Part VI, 11.19 has not been added to the appropriate M21-1MR chapter (III.iv.4.E.20) because it has no regulatory basis.

Claims for Service Connection for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

III.iv.4.H.29 and IV.ii.1.D.13 show that the Combat Action Badge has been added to the list of decorations acceptable as conclusive evidence of participation in combat. The following four medals may also be accepted as proof of combat service, if development reveals that the medal was awarded expressly for combat-related activities:

· Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

· Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

· Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and

· Iraq Campaign Medal.

III.iv.4.H.29 shows that if a veteran received an acceptable decoration for combat service, but does not expressly state the nature of the stressor, the stressor should be assumed to be combat-related.

III.iv.4.H.29 and IV.ii.1.D.13 include a definition of “engaging in combat.”

III.iv.4.H.29 and IV.ii.1.D.13 clarify what constitutes credible supporting evidence and corroborating evidence of a stressor.

III.iv.4.H.30 and IV.ii.1.D.17 list diaries and journals as sources of corroborative evidence in personal trauma claims, and include harassment as an example of personal trauma.

III.iv.4.H.31, III.iv.4.H.32, and IV.ii.1.D.15 clarify when to proceed with an examination in PTSD claims. If a veteran has provided a minimum description of a stressor, and the records contain prima facie evidence of a diagnosis of PTSD, corroboration of the stressor should be requested. However, a VA examination should not be requested until and unless the stressor is corroborated.

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Notable Changes Included in this Release (continued) III.iv.4.H.32 and IV.ii.1.D.13 emphasize that there are no limitations as to the type of evidence that may be accepted to confirm engagement in combat.

IV.ii.1.D.15 shows

· that the U.S. Army and Joint Services Records Research Center (JSRRC) (formerly CURR) now conducts research of Coast Guard unit records

· the address and fax number for the point of contact for research of Marine Corps unit records at the Marine Corps University Archives (MCUA)

· how to request corroboration of stressors from MCUA and the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

· how to access Marine Corps unit records covering the Korean Conflict and Vietnam Era through Virtual VA

· what action to take when a veteran fails to provide information needed to corroborate a claimed stressful event

Entitlement to Pension Granted under 38 CFR 3.321(b)

III.iv.6.D.16 shows that special provision code “3” should be used in cases where entitlement to pension is granted on an extra-schedular basis under 38 CFR 3.321(b)

Review of VA Examination Requests

III.iv.7.B.5 removes the requirement for service organizations to review requests for VA examinations.

Claims for Service Connection for Radiogenic Diseases Under 38 U.S.C. 1112

IV.ii.1.B.4 reflects that radiation-risk activities under 38 U.S.C. 1112 include participation in underground nuclear testing at Amchitka Island, Alaska, and assignment to a gaseous diffusion plant in Paducah, Kentucky; Portsmouth, Ohio; or Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

IV.ii.1.B.5 updates the list of information to be included in the development letter to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Notable Changes Included in this Release (continued) Claims for Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting From Ionizing Radiation Exposure Under 38 CFR 3.311

IV.ii.1.C.7 shows the procedures for handling claims under 38 CFR 3.311 that require a second review because radiation dose estimates were furnished by DTRA before May 8, 2003.

IV.ii.1.C.9 updates

· the addresses to use in obtaining records from the Atomic Energy Commission

· the list of information to be included in the initial request to Compensation and Pension Service for approval to contact DTRA for dosimetry information

IV.ii.1.C.10 provides procedures for handling claims based on radiation exposure in or around Camp Hanford, Washington.

Claims for Service Connection for Certain Disabilities Associated With Gulf War (GW) Service

Exhibits B-1 through B-8 that were located in Appendix B, M21-1, Part III, Chapter 5 have not been added to the appropriate M21-1MR chapter (IV.ii.1.E) because these exhibits are obsolete and/or have been replaced by Gulf War claim development letters and attachments in MAP-D.

IV.ii.2.D.13 shows the ending date of the presumptive period for establishing service connection for undiagnosed diseases resulting from Gulf War service as December 31, 2006. Although 38 U.S.C. 1117 was amended to extend the presumptive period through September 30, 2011, 38 CFR 3.317, which governs adjudicative actions on this issue, has not been updated.

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Notable Changes Included in this Release (continued) Claims for Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting From Exposure to Mustard Gas and Lewisite

IV.ii.1.F.22

· shows that the Muskogee Regional Office processes all claims received on or after January 19, 2005, in which a veteran alleges exposure to mustard agents. These claims are controlled under both EP 688 and a standard compensation EP.

· shows that requests for verification of exposure to mustard agents should be sent to the Compensation and Pension Service’s mustard gas mailbox.

· provides instructions on requesting verification of exposure to mustard agents.

Claims for Service Connection for Disabilities Resulting From Exposure to Herbicides

IV.ii.1.H.28 clarifies that if a veteran alleges exposure to herbicides, but does not claim service connection for a specify disease, the veteran should be contacted to ascertain the disease(s) that resulted from exposure. The unsubstantiated claim should not be processed as a denial, nor should EP control be established pending the veteran’s reply.

Failure to Return VA Form 21-4140, Employment Questionnaire

IV.ii.2.F.28 notes that when a veteran fails to return VA Form 21-4140, Employment Questionnaire, requiring reduction of compensation to the schedular level, the authorization action may furnish contemporaneous notice of the reduction in benefits.

Levels of impairment under 38 U.S.C. 1114(k)

IV.ii.2.H.39 includes a discussion of all qualifying levels of impairment under 38 U.S.C. 1114(k).

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Notable Changes Included in this Release (continued) Death Benefits

IV.iii.3.B.10 includes information on determining the effective date when a claim for NSC death pension is received on or after December 10, 2004.

IV.iii.3.F.34 includes information on the resumption/continuation of DIC eligibility based on remarriage after age 57.

Pension

V.i.3.D.13 clarifies documentation requirements for nursing home fees and in-home attendant fees.

Rescissions M21-1, Part III, Paragraphs 1.03 through 1.14

M21-1, Part III, Paragraphs 2.14, 2.16, 2.17, and 2.19

M21-1, Part III, Paragraphs 3.06 and 3.08

M21-1, Part III, Chapter 4

M21-1, Part III, Chapter 5

M21-1, Part III, Chapter 7

M21-1, Part III, Chapter 9

M21-1, Part III, Paragraph 11.15

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 1.02, 1.06, 1.14 through 1.20 and 1.23

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 2.06 through 2.08

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 3.03 and 3.10

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 6.03 and 6.11 through 6.13

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 9.17 through 9.19

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 20.36 through 20.40 and 20.44 through 20.50

M21-1, Part IV, Chapter 22

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 25.01 through 25.03, 25.05, 25.10, and 25.19

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 26.01 (except d), 26.02 through 26.03, 26.06 through 26.07, 26.13.1 through 26.13.3, 26.14 through 26.23, and 26.26.

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 1

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 2

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 3

M21-1, Part VI, Paragraphs 4.01 and 4.03

M21-1, Part VI, Paragraphs 5.01 through 5.05

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 7

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 8

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 9

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 10

M21-1, Part VI, Chapter 11

Continued on next page

Transmittal Sheet, Continued

Unrelated Rescissions M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 1.11 and 1.21

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraphs 2.05 and 2.09 through 2.10

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraph 3.08

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraph 23.12

M21-1, Part IV, Paragraph 25.09

Authority By Direction of the Under Secretary for Benefits

Signature

Renée L. Szybala, Director

Compensation and Pension Service

Distribution Distribution: RPC: 2068

FD: EX: ASO and AR (included in RPC 2068)

LOCAL REPRODUCTION AUTHORIZED AS NEEDED

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HHHHEEELLLLPPPPPPPPPPPPPP.

Iwas able to open & download this yesterday -- I try to go there now

and says CAN'T FIND WEB SITE. Is anyone else having this problem ???

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Carlie, I hope it's just down for the weekend! This was the 1st site I'd found that showed the M21 re-write up to date! Darn it, I hope it's back up on Monday!!

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Adora,

Your so right about that. I even saved it to my favorites and can't get to it.

DAMN VA !

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Here's a version of the M21-1RW, very messy and it's at a VA site, not surprised!!

M21-1MR - Adjudication Procedures Manual Rewrite

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

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      At Camp Pendleton that day being told the horrific news there was a Vietnam veteran nurse who was assisting me. She could tell how I couldn't believe this was happening I told her I never been sick or have flat feet or problems my entire life, in bootcamp I went to sick call one time and now one time here and now I'm being discharged I was beyond upset and couldn't figure out what to do she said there was nothing I can do, the medical board is already underway. Then she did something I don't know if it was legal or not but she could tell I was upset pissed off I just was so mad I told her I didn't care what anyone did at this point she said I'm going to do something I've never done and handed me all my x-rays (she handed me everything in the original color coordinated huge folders, mine are orange, with all the Navy markings on it) The Originals as well as the original radiologic consultation request report and prognosis for all those x-rays. She told me I know you don't care about any of this right now and you're very upset and have just seen your whole life flash before you (because I did tell her I had intended to retire a Marine), but twenty or thirty years down the road maybe even sooner you are going to need medical help because I've seen your records and you had no waiver entering service stating that you had these medical problems previously and this was caused while in service and they are claiming you had it before you enlisted so you do not get any VA benefits, but I did not see it on any of your records.  I'm giving you your original X-rays and the consultative reports and please hold onto them until you're ready to file for disability some time in the future, these will be your key, if you don't have these you will never see them again and it will make your claim almost impossible, the VA will contend it did not pre-exist, but these will prove it for you, she reiterated in the most passionate way that I must not lose those that I will need them to file a disability claim in the future.
       
      So fast forward until present day. I did save the original X-rays and the consultation report and have them in a safe place. It has taken me until a few months back to actually pull them out, look at them along with my discharge papers and realize that this is all wrong and I have a claim here! The evidence that I have is that the radiological report says as follows
       
          "left foot, 3  views: mild pes planus. 
       right foot, three views: mild Pes planus. " 
       
      Second consultation report from the radiologic consultation is
       
       "right lower leg, two views: possible stress fracture proximal tibia
       
       left lower leg: possible stress fracture left proximal tibia
       
       right foot, three views: hallux valgus deformity, otherwise within normal limits.
       
       left foot, three views: degenerative changes in the MP joints.
       
      What does this all mean to me and my ability for a VA claim?
       
      So move forward to current day unfortunately since I left the Marine corps I never have had any health insurance had a plethora of problems. In 2017 after years and years of back pain lower back pain ( as well as my feet and lower legs the entire time since I left the Marine corps) I finally went to a doctor and complained I was in so much pain something had to be done and he ordered an MRI.  I do have an MRI establishing my s1 – l5 lower back an S5 through s1 does have sacral nerve damage bulging and deteriorating disc etc enough to meet the classification for social security disability. The MRI was in 2017 and my lower back pain has been with me since I was in the Marines. I may have had three or four emergency visits and some urgent Care but there has not been any paper trail or evidence that a normal person would have 20 to 30 years of it I have almost nothing because I never went to the doctor or hospital.
       
      The catalyst that started this was in August 2019 I had a bicycle accident I broke my scapula in five places. I had no insurance I went to the emergency room they x-rayed it said yes it's a terrible break and gave me the number of a doctor who sees patients without insurance or money. As it turns out the man retired and no one replaced him. I called every resource clinic site et cetera… they had no one to look at my shoulder for without having insurance. I never had any follow up. After being out of work 9 months and realizing it's going to be a full year I will meet the requirement for SSI disability then upon seeing the one piece of medical evidence I possessed my MRI and its prognosis I asked a doctor and yes, it appears I do meet the listing for that with my 2017 MRI, not even taking into account the new injury and the further damage it has done. The point is that it is now 2020 and I have never had a follow-up appointment for the shoulder and obviously the shoulder is horrible but the back is even much worse now after the accident than before my 2017 MRI. With this knowledge and the fact that I do not have barely any evidence I knew if I filed for SSI disability they will send me to a local doctor to verify my injury and give me a NEW MRI which should show that is is even worse now than in 2017, which was physically bad enough to qualify then, it should be more than bad enough in nature to qualify for disability now. My research into SSI disability I kept seeing about veterans and that is how I return to my discharge papers and looked at them, and am planning and filing for VA disability.
       
      I have read about obviously I need documentation to prove any of this, VA especially and I have almost none, that is my main concern.
       
      I have read a little about pyramiding and primary injury secondary at cetera.
       
      My end result of filing for VA disability in this case will be to try and achieve 100% disability. In my research it may be possible but I will put down what I am thinking now.
       
      Because of the presumption of soundness and I had no waivers they cannot deny that the mild pes planus and bunions and the other damage listed in the X-rays I had for my medical board could not have existed previous to my service in the Marine corps or else it would have to have been noted at m e p s or I would have had to have had a waiver.
       
      My VA Claim thought process?
       
       The rating for mild pes planus is 0%, after review, mine is pronounced bilateral pes planus a 50% rating (my feet have gotten terribly worse over the years, my feet truly are flat as a pancake now pronating inward and very painful, has changed my gate, this is not official as I've never been to a doctor, but this is my honest opinion). Since this had to have happened in service this will be a primary injury I believe as well as the bunions or hallux valgus deformity. They are noted in my 1991 medical x-rays so as a primary I can safely say they have gotten much worse and both toes are affected now not just the right. The rating for bilateral hallux valgus is 10% each foot or a total of 20%. Bringing the total to 70% rating. Of course that is if I am awarded the  maximum for the bilateral pes planus and both feet hallux valgus.
       
      Now this is where I have some more questions?
       
      I also have all the symptoms and am very positive I have peripheral neuropathy which I'm very familiar with as my mother has it but, but the rating for that looks like it can be deemed secondary cause from my pes planus. If correct shouldn't I receive x% for bilateral peripheral neuropathy as a secondary result from my primary injury?
       
      Next,is tying in the primary pes planus to my SSI disability case that my lower back secondary (sacral nerve, herniated discs, degenerative disc disease) is aggravated and hurt from my primary bilateral pes planus as well as my bilateral neuropathy affects it as well. The listing for lower back pain is x percent up to a 100%
       
      And lastly the whole affair has caused me PTSD and that rating is 0% to 100% rating. I don't want to go into how I have it or not but I have read all the symptoms and can present a very strong case that I definitely have had PTSD since the day I was told I was being discharged. And with no insurance I have never gotten it treated but I have definite evidence of it in my life.
       
      I filed the SSI disability last week and am awaiting them to call me and set up a doctors appointment. I also called the veterans administration about filing disability. I called my local VA and ask about a veteran's service officer who could help me with filing questions.
      I started to go over some basics in my case and when PTSD was brought up he inquired how I could have it without being in combat and only in the service six months and I immediately shut down and felt that it was horrible a veteran service officer would make me feel as though I don't have valid reason to have PTSD. So that is why I searched the internet and found this forum.
       
      So another question since how do I establish PTSD?
       With no insurance can't really get a counseling thing even as a veteran I tried and since I was not in 2 years I did not qualify for any health benefits. I guess should I call the veterans hotline PTSD number and tell them I am suicidal just in order to get this documented and at least someone would have a file then from the VA about whatever I tell them my story?
       
       Also should I be trying to find my own doctors who would be favorable to my situation, and to further explore the tibia stress fractures and if I can associate that injury to another rating?
       
       I don't have insurance but I might be able to find a clinic, and my thought process is a podiatrist who will substantiate my pes planus condition. Should I be actively looking for a civilian doctor who will know the whole story I just recited and work with me to try to get my VA disability? 
       
      Or should I just file my claim with just the limited information (presumption of soundness) the x-rays that I have from 1991 and prognosis and hopefully my SSI disability case once I see the doctor who will also have some more evidence, hopefully providing more evidence of my infirmaries?
          
      Also is a question that would I be getting any kind of back pay disability for all these past 30 years if the decision is in my favor?
       
      Another question is that should I contact a lawyer? Also a veteran service officer should I contact someone like the American legion or which one would someone recommend I use because I truly do not know what I'm doing and I feel if I had the right direction I'm someone who knows all the intricacies and workings of the VA if I filed this correctly the first time and knew what type of evidence to gather it would make my claim so much more positive in my favor. if I have to, I will get the money somehow,a loan from family to see the right doctor but should I be going to a doctor, a veteran Dr who will be in my corner and spend money on it before I file this claim?
       
      Thank you everyone, I'm sorry if I'm rambling, I have many questions but I've already asked too many. I am grateful for finding this forum and I really hope someone has some real answers for me that can assist me. Thank you.
       
      Happy Easter!
       
      Sincerely,
      Marine from MI living in central FL now.
    • By nckingmatt
      Recently I have finally decided to seek help for my PTSD. Since I got out of service almost 10 years ago I have seen the shrink on the civilian side twice. I was diagnosed with PTSD but stopped going. I was even prescribed meds but never took  them out of fear. Today, I finally decided to get real help this time. During my PTSD with the VA PA. She told me that I scored really high on the PTSD screening and that she would set up a C and P exam for me. That someone would call to set up the appointment. I checked my health summary on myhealthevet a day after my phone screening. She Added "Acute stress reaction ICD10 F43.0 with Provider Comments: Acute Stress Reaction" 
      Can someone tell me what this means? Ive been diagnosed by civilian doctors for PTSD and she writes "Acute Stress reaction".. 
      She said she could not diagnose PTSD but she was a counselor. I am confused by this. Is she basically saying Im lying or is this normal?
       
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