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What is Caluza Triangle?

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Short Version:

Caluza vs Brown defined what is necessary for service connection:  https://asknod.org/2012/02/09/cova-caluza-v-brown-total-recall/

This has to be MEDICALLY Documented in your records:  

1.  Current Diagnois.   No diagnosis, no Service Connection.  

2.  In Service Event or Aggravation.  

3.  Nexus, or Doctor's Statement close to: "The Veteran's (current diagnosis) is at least as likely due to x Event in military service"  

This is also known as the "Hickson Elements" for a later case.  

Why you need to know:  If all 3 of these things are not documented in your medical and service records, then you will need to obtain this documentation before getting service connected.  This applies if you applied last week, or 10 years ago.  

Note:  Secondary Service Connection and Presumptives are a little easier.  If you have a diagnosis, and a doctor says that your diagnosis is at least as likely as not a rusult of your (service connected condition), then you need not AGAIN establish an in service event or aggravation.    A presumptive Service connection means if you meet the applicable criteria, then your condition is "presumed" to be caused by military service.  You are still gonna need a current diagnosis, but you may get a bye on the nexus if you meet the requisite criteria for presumptive conditions.  

 

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