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Presumptive Eligibility For Psychosis And Other Mental Illness

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See Attached !!

SUMMARY: This document proposes to amend the Department of Veterans

Affairs (VA) regulation authorizing tentative eligibility

determinations to comply with amended statutory authority concerning

statutory minimum active-duty service requirements.

This document also proposes to codify in regulation statutory

presumptions of medical-care eligibility for veterans of certain

wars and conflicts who developed psychosis within specified

time periods and for Persian Gulf War veterans who developed

a mental illness other than psychosis within two years after service

and within two years after the end of the Persian Gulf War period.

We believe that regulations are necessary because we

would interpret the law to allow VA to waive any copayments associated

with care pursuant to the statutory presumption and to waive any

otherwise applicable minimum service requirements.

DATES: Comments must be received by VA on or before April 30, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Written comments may be submitted through

www.Regulations.gov; by mail or hand-delivery to Director, Regulations

Management (02REG), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue

NW., Room 1068, Washington, DC 20420; or by fax to (202) 273-9026.

(This is not a toll-free number). Comments should indicate that they

are submitted in response to ``RIN 2900-AN87, Tentative eligibility

determinations; Presumptive eligibility for psychosis and other mental

illness.'' Copies of comments received will be available for public

inspection in the Office of Regulation Policy and Management, Room

1063B, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

(except holidays). Please call (202) 461-4902 for an appointment. (This

is not a toll-free number). In addition, during the comment period,

comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management

System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Kristin J. Cunningham, Director,

Business Policy, Chief Business Office, Department of Veterans Affairs,

810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; (202) 461-1599. (This is

not a toll-free number).

presumptive mental illness for GW vets.PDF

USAF 1980-1986, 70% SC PTSD, 100% TDIU (P&T)

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Interesting, however, since their is still no end, technically to gulf war era, I would love to know how the VA is going to interpret this.

Meaning, two years from the end of the conflict, hence March 1991? Or, does this mean they are making "mental illness" a presumptive issue related to other gulf war presumptives? Its very confusing.

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They will interpret in the most narrow way. Probably 2 years after discharge during Gulf War period whatever that is. Mental illness other than psychosis is very tricky language unless they meant only PTSD.

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It's VERY important for GW vets to comment on this issue at the

Regulations link Wings provided.

Comments must be received by VA on or before April 30, 2012.

Carlie passed away in November 2015 she is missed.

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Comment, Comment, Comment!!! Anyone can, not just GW vets but their input is most important! ~Wings

Go Here http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=VA-2012-VHA-0010-0001

See "Submit a Comment" top, right hand side of page

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USAF 1980-1986, 70% SC PTSD, 100% TDIU (P&T)

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Man, I knew the VA could be "sneaky" but if this what I think it is, this is truly an atrocity. General Shinkseki and Colonel Gingrich should be ashamed of themselves for allowing this to be proposed.

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