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14 Questions about Veterans Disability Compensation Benefits Claims 

When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a VA Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing VA Disability Claims.









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VetsLady

Agent Orange Question

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Hello Everyone,

I'm helping a family member who has already been service connected for Prostate Cancer as related to Agent Orange Exposure.

He has recently had issues with thyroid disease (Hashimoto's - aka: hypothyroid disease) and now wonder if it could have something to do with the AO exposure.

I haven't been able to find anything except for Thyroid cancer.

Any tips on which road to go down ? He is 70% sc for the prostate plus depression as it relates to the loss and ED.

Thank You,

VetsLady

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The leading cause of Hashimotos is Epstein Barr. I believe it is a Virus.

I will do some digging.

J

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This vet is SCed fr Hasimotos at 10%:

http://www4.va.gov/vetapp10/files1/1009162.txt

Is there anything in your family member's SMRs that could establish a nexus for this?

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Do hisa SMRs reveal treatment for any bacterial infection during service?

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The leading cause of Hashimotos is Epstein Barr. I believe it is a Virus.

I will do some digging.

J

Thank you John, I couldn't really find anything.

Maybe he should re-open his Prostate claim and add the thyroid but with all the new claims of Veterans being filed,

it might be a smarter tactic to find out first if it's possibly related.

Do hisa SMRs reveal treatment for any bacterial infection during service?

Berta,

I'm not sure. I will ask him. Thank you for the BVA post.

VetsLady

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