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February 25, 2005M21-1, Part III

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CHAPTER 5.  REQUESTS FOR MEDICAL/EMPLOYABILITY EVIDENCE

CONTENTS

PARAGRAPHPAGE

SUBCHAPTER I.  GENERAL COMPENSATION CLAIMS

5.01  Service Medical Records5-I-1

5.02  Claims Based on Positive Tuberculin Reaction5-I-1

5.03  Requests for Medical/Employment Evidence from Nonservice Sources5-I-1

5.04  Requests for Evidence Regarding Acute Disabilities5-I-3

5.05  Development of Chronic or Tropical Disease Claims5-I-3

5.06  Development of Accidental Injuries5-I-4

5.07  Prompt Submission to Rating Activity5-I-4

5.08  Control of Evaluations Based on Individual Unemployability5-I-4

5.09  Distribution of Examinations5-I-5

SUBCHAPTER II.  COMPENSATION CLAIMS FOR SPECIAL DISABILITIES

5.10  Claims Based on Exposure to Herbicides Containing Dioxin (2, 3, 7, 8

        Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin) During Service in the Republic of Vietnam5-II-1

5.11  Presumptive Service Connection Under 38 U.S.C. 1112 for Radiogenic Diseases5-II-2

5.12  Development of Ionizing Radiation Exposure (under 38 CFR 3.311)5-II-3

5.13  Asbestos-Related Diseases5-II-10

5.14  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)5-II-10

5.15  Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS)5-II-16

5.16  Ex-Prisoner of War Cases5-II-16

5.17  Development of Claims Based on Undiagnosed Illnesses of Gulf War Veterans5-II-18

5.18  Development for Exposure to Mustard Gas and Lewisite5-II-20

SUBCHAPTER III.  ORIGINAL DISABILITY PENSION CLAIMS

5.19  General5-III-1

5.20  Medical Evidence of Probable Entitlement5-III-1

5.21  Development as to Unemployability5-III-2

5.22  Income and Net Worth5-III-2

5.23  Development as to Veteran's Age5-III-2

5.24  Development Regarding Willful Misconduct5-III-2

5.25  Referral to Rating Activity5-III-3

5.26  Distribution of Examinations5-III-3

APPENDIX A

A-1    Acronyms and Forms Used in Chapter 55-A-1

APPENDIX B—EXHIBITS

B-1   Sample of Folder Flash5-B-2

B-2   GW Checklist5-B-3

B-3   Gulf War Undiagnosed Illness Standard Development Letter5-B-4

B-4   Sample Paragraph Concerning Extension of Presumptive Period5-B-6

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