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Presumptive IBS Letter to VA



All, Taking everyone's advice, I put together my letter that I plan to submit with my claim.  I think it would be a supplemental claim since they denied me in 2015 due to no diagnosis.  I typed out my history and included notes from my medical records.  If someone has time, can you read thru it and give me an honest opinion?  I used Blast Daddys advice for the presumptive piece.  Anything you would add or change or that I am missing?  We don't have VSOs out here in Okinawa so working on this by myself.  I redacted names.

I also have to submit the medical records from 2014 to Present but the files are huge.  Can you upload then electronically or will I have to use snail mail?


Thank you

Claim for IBS Presumptive to GW Redacted.docx

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If they are PDFs, sure, upload away. Not sure what the file size limits are on va.gov, but I shove 800+ push PDFs into veterans claim files all the time grim my end with no problem so if there is a limitation it’s not your claim file, it’s va.gov.. You may have to break them up.


38 USC 1117. Not sure what USCA 1117 is- if you google that it defaults to about 5 different usc codes. No matter though, really. We already know what cfr is for presumptive GW MUCMI (Medically Unexplained Chronic Multisymptom Illness).  The rest looks good and so long as you can prove service in that theater you should be fine.

I occasionally get veterans claiming GWOT stuff but when you look they only got a Unit citation for something but never actually went there. Those are the ones I have to watch out for and check for orders and stuff- sometimes their 214s dont show all  awards and I’ll dig deeper and sure enough they were in country fully at least 1 full day. 

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