Establishing Service Connection Through Chronicity and Continuity of Symptomatology (Attorney)

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Description

The VA labels certain diseases and disabilities as chronic conditions. If these conditions manifest during service or within a certain time period after service, veterans can take advantage of legal presumptions that make it easier to establish service connection. These presumptive rules are available for some of the most frequently claimed disabilities including arthritis, hypertension, hearing loss, tinnitus, and various cancers. This webinar will discuss the rules for proving service connection based on chronicity and continuity of symptomatology, and will provide important advice on how advocates can use these rules to assist veterans with their disability claims.

This 90-minute webinar will cover:

• An explanation of the rules for how veterans can establish service connection through a showing of chronicity or continuity of symptomatology
• What types of evidence are needed for the VA to grant a service connection claim based on chronicity or continuity of symptomatology
• How to develop lay statements that will show continuity of symptomatology
• How to handle challenging situations for advocates, such as when the record shows an absence of evidence of continuity of symptomatology
• Helpful sample language advocates can insert into their arguments before the RO or the Board

This webinar will be presented by Mike Spinnicchia, Esq.

Presenter: Mike Spinnicchia

Length: 88 minutes

Recorded: December 1, 2017

$115.00

Webinar Description:

The VA labels certain diseases and disabilities as chronic conditions. If these conditions manifest during service or within a certain time period after service, veterans can take advantage of legal presumptions that make it easier to establish service connection. These presumptive rules are available for some of the most frequently claimed disabilities including arthritis, hypertension, hearing loss, tinnitus, and various cancers. This webinar will discuss the rules for proving service connection based on chronicity and continuity of symptomatology, and will provide important advice on how advocates can use these rules to assist veterans with their disability claims.

This 90-minute webinar will cover:

• An explanation of the rules for how veterans can establish service connection through a showing of chronicity or continuity of symptomatology
• What types of evidence are needed for the VA to grant a service connection claim based on chronicity or continuity of symptomatology
• How to develop lay statements that will show continuity of symptomatology
• How to handle challenging situations for advocates, such as when the record shows an absence of evidence of continuity of symptomatology
• Helpful sample language advocates can insert into their arguments before the RO or the Board

This webinar will be presented by Mike Spinnicchia, Esq.