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I have read on thid board that if anything shows up within one yesr of discharge you can claim it thru the VA.

Is that true? And if so where is that located. Vet disharged from USAF FTER 19 YEARS 11 MONTHS LATER he is diganosied with asthma can he do anything

V/R

Jim

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Asthma isn't listed as one of the diseases named in 38 CFR, Subsection 3.309(a) considered as "chronic" under the presumptive rule (a disease that manifests itself to a degree of 10 percent or more within one year of the date of separation from service).

That having been said, if the veteran was treated for any asthma-related or asthma-like symptoms while he was active duty, is there proof of this in his service medical records? If so, he should still file, even if outside of the presumptive rule.

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I have read on thid board that if anything shows up within one yesr of discharge you can claim it thru the VA.

Is that true? And if so where is that located. Vet disharged from USAF FTER 19 YEARS 11 MONTHS LATER he is diganosied with asthma can he do anything

V/R

Jim

Read 38 CFR 3.303 thru 3.310, for more info.

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