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When I was child and early teen age years I had bad asthma, around 15/16 it went away, played football, ran track etc felt great. At 18 join the Marines never told them about the asthma,the recruiter told me just say no to any questions. I never had a problem in service (8 years 3 months) I was in Marine Air I was helicopter mechanic and crew chief on CH46. After I left the Marines back in 1988 had no problems until 2012 when asthma returned and stayed, I never smoke, the only connection I see is jet fuel and the chemical we used daily,, Do I have a case or am I barking up the wrong tree.

Thanks for your input

Ken

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Ken   The easiest and best answer you will receive is to start looking for a good respiratory specialist that can determine a nexus for you. The VA is very reluctant to grant anything that might lead to a bunch of veterans tagging on to a granted disability to a common issue. That means anything connected to breathing or touching jet fuels and solvents. That's not to say some veterans haven't won, but you really have to have a strong nexus. On top of that, you're requesting a connection 20 years after getting out. Start researching; try the BVA decisions for starters https://www.index.va.gov/search/va/bva.jsp  If you find a potential link, start researching some specialists. You have the best chance if someone has won at the BVA with very similar evidence. Check with some good lawyers mention here as well as another source but realize if they decline your case it doesn't necessarily they don't think you have a case. It would more likely be because they have little or not experience in this type of disability. Expect a long fight and expect a denial at least on the first try.

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I Agree with GB

Your going to need a specialist to give his medical opinion that the jet fuel is likely as not the cause or related to your now diagnose of asthma

and hope they don't fine a medical record on you before military that can cause this condition, being that you never smoke is good but theres other things that can cause this condition  if they find any link or prior medical records before you entered the military  that you were exposed to  you more than likely be denied

 

read this link below they explain why a veteran was denied as he claim the same thing jet fuel was the reason he has the chronic Asthma's 

but he smoked prior to his military  and was denied due to a examiner mention his smoked 2/3 packs ciggs a day  for 35 years and was most likely the cause of his condition and was denied...but were not saying you will be denied  but your going to need a specialist to help with your nexus. and hope they don't find a prior medical record on anything that could have caused your condition before military.

https://www.va.gov/vetapp13/Files4/1334155.txt

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I realize when you entered the military you got a clean bill of health  but I have seen where they dig in the veteran past before military  I have not seen them deny a veteran for the handling  of jet fuel during his military  but I have seen where a Veteran claimed PTSD  He also had a clean bill of health when he entered the military  but somehow they found a medical record on him before military and was diagnosed with a mental health condition at age 14....he was denied his claim for PTSD because they said he had a mental health condition before his military  and link that to why he had a Mental health condition  and was denied..in this case he had to get a Specialist   but was still denied on the fact that he was already diagnose with a mental health condition before his military, but in a case like this can be over turn with the right experienced attorney.

due to the fact of his entry exam into the military  he was cleared of any injuries or diseases .

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