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The VA has a “presumptive conditions” policy that entitles certain veterans, survivors, and dependents, to a presumption of service-connection.

The VA has a "presumptive conditions" policy that entitles certain veterans, survivors, and dependents, to a presumption of service-connection for certain disease or conditions related to certain conflicts or military service. These include former POWs, Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange, atomic veterans exposed to ionizing radiation, Gulf War veterans with undiagnosed illnesses, veterans diagnosed with certain chronic diseases within one year of release from active duty, and veterans with 90 days or more of contiguous service diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease following discharge from active duty. If an injury or illness is determined to be service-related, the condition(s) are…

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With a presumptive condition or death, it is presumed. the veteran served in a certain arena or time the military service was the cause of condition or death.

Usually, a veteran or a qualifying surviving dependent must show a nexus between the veteran’s condition or death and his/her military service, except with a presumptive condition or death.

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