Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune-WARNING: Don’t Drink the Water

Even in a partisan era, compensating and treating veterans who have suffered disabilities while serving the nation receives bipartisan support.2 To receive medical benefits or disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), veterans have the burden of proving that a disability or medical condition is service-connected, and may do so by referring to their military records which may document injuries or illnesses incurred while in service, as well as any resulting disability.3 However, in most cases, the burden of proving service connection may be a challenge to overcome when the fact and extent of exposure to a particular hazard during service is uncertain and when any relationship between a medical condition appearing after service and an in-service event is inconclusive.

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