Why do I need a Nexus Letter?
The Veteran is not required to submit a nexus letter with their disability claim but it is recommended by most VSO’s (Veteran Service Officers). By submitting a nexus letter, you are focusing the claim on the facts and offering an expert opinion to support your claim.
Getting an Expert to Review Your Records.
Connecting your condition to your military service requires review of relevant medical records and service records. Getting an expert to assist you will help you determine what to put in claim and tie it to the facts found in your records. The doctor will review your medical documentation and make a statement that is concise and based on the evidence in your records. This concise explanation will connect your service record, your medical records and your VA claim. If this is your first time to make a VA claim for benefits, then start by obtaining all your medical records and military service records pertinent to your condition. The review of your medical records is important and will help tell your story in medical terms.
Where should I start
You can start the process by obtaining a copy of your military service records and your medical records. The medical records do have to The VA is required to give you the information that they have collected about your medical condition and any prior claims. This is called your Claim File or “C-File”. You can obtain a copy of your C-file. See references below for more information.
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/
VA records requests and to check status go here https://www.va.gov/FOIA/Requests.asp
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