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Episode 202: Getting Presumptive VA Service Connection for Arthritis

Tune in for a discussion on establishing presumptive VA service connection for arthritis (meaning you do not need a nexus connecting the disability to service). Veterans can receive VA ratings for degenerative and rheumatoid arthritis and may be eligible for presumptive service connection. Under 38 CFR § 3.309, arthritis is characterized as a chronic disease eligible for presumptive service connection. VA presumes that chronic diseases are eligible for service connection if they manifest to a disabling degree within set time frames. For more information on how to qualify for presumptive service connection for arthritis, be sure to listen to this informative episode!