Presumptive Conditions For All Veterans

If you are a Veteran, you may qualify for Presumptive Disability Benefits if you are diagnosed with the following:

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A nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical function. In this disease, nerve cells break down, which reduces functionality in the muscles they supply. The cause is unknown.


  • Muscle weakness


  • Therapy can slow ALS and reduce discomfort, but there’s no cure

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Swelling and tenderness of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain and stiffness, which typically worsen with age. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.


  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Reduced range of motion
  • Stiffness


  • Physical therapy
  • Surgery helps reduce symptoms and improve quality of life

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A chronic (long-lasting) health condition that affects how your body turns food into energy. Most of the food you eat is broken down into sugar (also called glucose) and released into your bloodstream.


  • Increased thirst
  • Frequent urination
  • Extreme hunger
  • Unexplained weight loss
  • Presence of ketones in the urine
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Blurred vision


  • Medicine
  • Diet change

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A condition in which the force of the blood against the artery walls is too high. Usually, hypertension is defined as blood pressure above 140/90 and is considered severe if the pressure is above 180/120.


  • Chest pain (angina)
  • Tightness or pressure in the chest
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fatigue
  • Pain in the neck, back, arms, or shoulders
  • Persistent cough
  • Loss of appetite
  • Leg or ankle swelling


  • Medication
  • Surgery and devices

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Presumptive Conditions:

Click on the group you fall under to see if you qualify for benefits.

How To Get Presumptive Disability Benefits

We hope this guide provides a better understanding of what Presumptive Conditions are and how they work. If you served in an area that may have caused disability, you might be entitled to compensation. File a presumptive claim to get the benefits you deserve.

If you or a Veteran you know needs help to develop a claim strategy, Contact Veteran Ratings. Veteran Ratings has a 95% chance of success in acquiring the rating and benefits you deserve.

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What Are Presumptive Conditions?

To understand what Presumptive Conditions are, you should know the limits the Department of Veterans Affairs places on Veterans. The VA has strict rules that limit whether or not a Veteran receives disability compensation. All disabilities must have a proven and clear connection to your time in service. Therefore, if you can not provide proof, the VA will deny your disability claim. 

However, depending on your period of service, deployment history, and disability, you may qualify for automatic compensation. According to the VA, this means you may be eligible to receive Presumptive Disability Benefits because they presume that specific disabilities were a direct result of military service. To clarify, there is no need to provide any proof that a particular disability is service-connected, and it does not need to appear in your service medical records.

Even if these Presumptive Conditions appear after your time in the military, you are still entitled to compensation. For some (but not all) of these disabilities, symptoms must occur within one year after your military discharge. In addition, you must have served for a minimum of 90 days, and a VA disability rating of at least 10%.

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