What you need to know about a Nexus Letter.
A nexus letter is a document that a doctor prepares for a veteran, and it explains that the veteran’s current medical condition is related to their military service.
Veterans are not required to submit a nexus letters with their disability claim, but the nexus letter can connect the condition to military service and this can make the difference between an award and a denial of the disability claims.
A nexus letter can be submitted at any time. Generally, it is best to submit a nexus letter earlier rather than later. The doctor that prepares the nexus letter can use medical evidence to connect your current medical condition to you military service.
What do I need to do to get a Nexus Letter.
You can start the process right here on Patient360.info by registering and providing some information about you and your condition, then request a visit with the Doctor to review your particular situation.
What is a C-file and how do I get mine.
One of the first steps in the process is obtaining a copy of your complete VA Claim File, this is known as your “C-file”. The VA is required to give you this file and it contains all information that the VA has about your medical condition and claim. It is invaluable in preparation of your claim and can be the best place to start to help correct any errors or omissions that the VA has about your medical condition and your claim.
- You can start the process of getting your VA records by going to https://www.va.gov/records/
- How to get my DOD complete file https://www.va.gov/records/get-military-service-records/
- Check the status or a records request https://www.va.gov/FOIA/Requests.asp