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Presumption of Exoposure and Service Connection for Airborne Contaminants (Burn Pits)

Eureka! Finally some movement of those with respiratory issues! But that presumption is 10 years from   The following is an exceerpt from the federal register:  Service connection based on presumed exposure to particulate matter - ( 1 ) General. Except as provided in paragraph (b) of this section, a disease listed in paragraph (a)(2) of this section shall be service connected even though there is no evidence of such disease during the period of service if it becomes manifest to any degree (including non-compensable) within 10 years from the date of separation from military service that includes a qualifying period of service as defined in paragraph (a)(4) of this section. ( 2 ) Chronic diseases associated with exposure to particulate matter. The chronic diseases referred to in paragraph (a)(1) of this section are the following: ( i ) Asthma. ( ii ) Rhinitis. ( iii ) Sinusitis, to include rhinosinusitis. ( 3 ) Presumption of exposure. A veteran who has a qualifyi
Disabilities that appear within 1 year after discharge You may be able to get disability benefits if you have signs of an illness like hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, diabetes, or peptic ulcers that started within a year after you were discharged from active military service. If your symptoms appear within one year after discharge—even if they weren’t there while you were serving—we’ll conclude that they’re related to your service.