Help Us to Fight The United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Help Us to Fight The United States Department of Veterans Affairs

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Derrick L Rayner Sr started this petition to Secretary of Veteran Affairs and Congressman Al Lawson

I am humbly asking you to help me get these laws change so that US veterans have a better chance of getting the disability benefits and funds that we deserve as well as the dependents of disabled veterans. Once a veteran dies of an underlying illness that was never diagnosed during military service and is not service-connected. It is hard their dependents to get those benefits afterwards. It is up to us as Americans, not just veterans but all Americans in general to help fight in order to change these laws.

The Veterans Affairs has been using the same old rules and regulations, for a few decades. Which are violating and ignoring disabled veterans and their families. In a lot of cases they overlook medical records, symptoms and diagnoses that may bring reasonable doubt in the veterans’ favor. As well as in the favor of dependents claiming benefits for a deceased love one due to an illness and or disease(s), that a doctor may or may not have diagnosed in service or became 10 % disabling within the year or 2 after service. There might have been symptoms of said diseases or illnesses during service but somehow overlooked and never diagnosed.  A lot of the diseases that they're saying should be 10% within a year; will not be 10% within the year. Because they're hard to diagnose. Some of these diseases, if not all start out with some of the very same symptoms. Some, if not all can and do stay dormant for a number years with little to no major symptoms. Than bam, all of a sudden it is full blown and the veteran is now in critical condition or in stage II or III.

§ 3.102 - Reasonable doubt.  It is the defined and consistently applied policy of the Department of Veterans Affairs to administer the law under a broad interpretation, consistent, however, with the facts shown in every case. When, after careful consideration of all procurable and assembled data, a reasonable doubt arises regarding service origin, the degree of disability, or any other point, such doubt will be resolved in favor of the claimant. By reasonable doubt is meant one which exists because of an approximate balance of positive and negative evidence which does not satisfactorily prove or disprove the claim. It is a substantial doubt and one within the range of probability as distinguished from pure speculation or remote possibility. It is not a means of reconciling actual conflict or a contradiction in the evidence. Mere suspicion or doubt as to the truth of any statements submitted, as distinguished from impeachment or contradiction by evidence or known facts, is not justifiable basis for denying the application of the reasonable doubt doctrine if the entire, complete record otherwise warrants invoking this doctrine. The reasonable doubt doctrine is also applicable even in the absence of official records, particularly if the basic incident allegedly arose under combat, or similarly strenuous conditions, and is consistent with the probable results of such known hardships.

§ 3.307 Presumptive service connection for chronic, tropical, or prisoner-of-war related disease, disease associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents, or disease associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune; wartime and service on or after January 1, 1947.

 § 3.309 Disease subject to presumptive service connection. (a) Chronic diseases. The following diseases shall be granted service connection although not otherwise established as incurred in or aggravated by service if manifested to a compensable degree within the applicable time limits under § 3.307 following service in a period of war or following peacetime service on or after January 1, 1947, provided the rebuttable presumption provisions of § 3.307 are also satisfied.

 

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