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Diagnosis Within 1 Year Of Discharge.


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I've read somwhere on here that if you have a medical diagnosis within 1 year it can be rated SC.

I was turned down for something that was diagnosed about 7-8 months of active duty. The diagnosis was made in a VA hospital.

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If that illness falls under 38 CFR §3.307, 3.308, and 3.309, it can be presumed as service-connected.

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Like what has been previously noted; 1) It must be either a presumed illness/disease 2) Must be a ratable disease either way 3) Or must have the doctor statement stating it is "more likely than not" from military service.

Go thru every shred of records you have from the service and since leaving and try to get to the one that did the diagnosis to see how they worded their findings.

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I've read somwhere on here that if you have a medical diagnosis within 1 year it can be rated SC.

I was turned down for something that was diagnosed about 7-8 months of active duty. The diagnosis was made in a VA hospital.

Boondoc

For principles relating to service connection(sc) see 38 cfr 3.303. I think it should be "as least likely as not," and then the benefit of doubt kicks in. In most cases you only need to show a 10% symptoms within one year of discharge, not the actual full blown disease.

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I think sometimes people confuse the 1 year with being easier to service connect within one year of leaving. The point is it meets less scrutiny if you APPLY withing one year of leaving.

However, that said having it diagnosed at a VA in less than one year of separation makes it pretty solid if you can find a Doc to link it.

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