Presumptive Disability Benefits

Applying for Benefits

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What is “Presumptive” Service Connection? 

VA presumes that certain disabilities were caused by military service. This is because of the unique circumstances of a specific Veteran’s military service. If a presumed condition is diagnosed in a Veteran within a certain group, they can be awarded disability compensation.

What are “Presumptive” Conditions? If you are diagnosed with a chronic disease within one year of active duty release, you should apply for disability compensation. Examples of chronic disease include:  arthritis, diabetes or hypertension. Or, if you served continuously for at least 90 days and are later diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), you can establish service connection for the disease.

Veterans in the following groups may qualify for "presumptive" disability benefits: