Presumptive Conditions For Burn Pit Exposure

If you experienced Burn Pit Exposure, you may qualify for Presumptive Disability Benefits if you are diagnosed with the following:

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A condition in which a person’s airways become inflamed, narrow and swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes it difficult to breathe.


  • Difficulty breathing
  • Chest pain
  • Cough
  • Wheezing


  • Rescue inhalers
  • Oral steroids

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Inflammation and swelling of the mucous membrane of the nose, characterized by a runny nose and stuffiness and usually caused by the common cold.


  • Stuffy or runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Mucus in the throat
  • Cough


  • Nasal sprays
  • Decongestants

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A condition in which the cavities around the nasal passages become inflamed. Acute sinusitis can be triggered by a cold or allergies and may resolve on its own. Chronic sinusitis lasts up to eight weeks and may be caused by an infection or growth.


  • Headache
  • Facial pain
  • Runny nose
  • Nasal congestion


  • Pain medications
  • Nasal decongestants
  • Nasal saline rinses
  • Chronic sinusitis may require antibiotics

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Presumptive Conditions:

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How To Get Presumptive Disability Benefits

We hope this guide provides a better understanding of what Presumptive Conditions for Burn Pit Exposure are. 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.

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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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