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Five (5) Ways To Service Connection


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There are 5 ways of obtaining Service connection, and not 2 like most VSO's state.

The ones most VSO's often state are Direct and presumptive.

However, there are 5:

1. Direct

2. Presumptive (this means there was an "act of law" which means you get service connection if you meet the criteria for the law).

3. Secondary. This means your service connected condition somehow caused another illness/injury.

4. Aggravation. This means you while you may have already had an injury in service, your military service "aggravated" and made worse your condition.

5. 1151. This means you sought medical treatment and one or more of your VA treatments caused an injury or illness.

If you like, please give your example of how you won your claim with one of these. For example, I think Berta won an 1151 claim as the Va apparently caused her late husband's illness or even death.

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Bronco as usual thanks for the info, and I will be asking you for help in a few weeks to file for the Gulf War Presumptive illnesses. Thanks again

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It is always good to review the Basics of service connection.

I think I might have explained my original DIC claim, awarded under 1151,here years ago.

My evidence came from the FTCA award and VA medical records, established in my husband's lifetime.

My SMC CUE award was based on 4 legal errors regarding other 1151 issues, found withint the RO 1998 DIC 1151 award.

My AO IHD death claim and the DMII death claim awards resulted directly from the FTCA and 1151 issues but they both granted direct SC death.

I think we sure have seen every one of the 5 types of claims here at hadit.

Ao presumptives are pretty well cut and dried.

Aggravataion claims can be difficult, and even secondary claims, unless a doctor makes a strong nexus or medical connection

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Berta,

I have a Teaching Degree from Columbia, and a Double Masters in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, but they don't compare to your Legal Knowledge of the VA appeals system and Policies. I have tried over these last two years to catch up to you wonderful folks on here, but boy you guys and gals make it hard, Lol!!!

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You WILL catch up and thank you for those kind words.

My dead husband and I as his surviving spouse have had multiple issues with VA ,

of many different types ,

which involved so much VA BS ,that it has taught me a lot.

I sure learn here all the time too.

And like our member here, free-spirit, I too try to think out of the Box.

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LONG LIVE BERTA!!!! :biggrin:

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Berta,

I have a Teaching Degree from Columbia, and a Double Masters in Criminal Justice and Homeland Security, but they don't compare to your Legal Knowledge of the VA appeals system and Policies. I have tried over these last two years to catch up to you wonderful folks on here, but boy you guys and gals make it hard, Lol!!!

Its a shame you have to fight for peanuts, when your education and experience ( which shows how hard you have worked).. warrants executive pay in the 100 k a year range/

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