What Is A Secondary Service Connection?

Watch this video by dedicated Buffalo disability attorney Christopher Atkinson, Esq., where he explains a secondary service connection.

A secondary service connection is when you have a service-connected condition. When something happens in service, they call that direct service connection. You enter service, and something happens. You leave service, you’ve got a chronic problem.

A secondary service connection is when that chronic problem from service causes other problems. So, for example, perhaps you hurt your knee in service. You’ve got a limp because of it. Because of that limp, it throws off the other knee, which might throw off the hips, perhaps the back goes bad. So all those things can be service connected if we can get a doctor to say it’s likely that the knee injury from service contributed to these other conditions.

Give us a call. We’ll walk you through the process. It can be a little intimidating when you try to put in a claim to the VA. We do it every day. A secondary service connection is certainly something that we always look for because it’s often missed by others.

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