Chronic Diseases Diagnosed After Discharge
In order to qualify for VA Disability, a condition must be service-connected. But what if a serious condition develops that doesn’t fulfil the normal requirements for service-connection? Enter the VA Presumptive List.
Prisoners of War
Veterans Exposed to Herbicides (Agent Orange)
Veterans Exposed to Radiation
Gulf War Veterans
Mustard Gas and Lewisite Exposure
Veterans Exposed to Contaminated Camp Lejeune Water
In most cases, conditions that cannot be proved service-connected are denied benefits. Over time, however, the VA began noticing patterns in the types of conditions to develop in veterans who had served in similar circumstances. In other words, a significant number of vets who served in the same place at the same time developed similar conditions in a similar time frame.