Medical Issues 3
Tinnitus-(constant ringing of the ears either one, or both)
VA Tinnitus Compensation Eligibility: The United States Court of Appeals
For Veterans Claims has announced a decision in the case of Wanner v. Principi. At issue was whether service connection or compensation for Tinnitus should be allowed only for "head injury, concussion or acoustic trauma." The Court held that persistent tinnitus, no matter how it was acquired during service, entitles a veteran to compensation under the rating schedule. Accordingly, in claims for service connection for Tinnitus filed before June 10, 1999, including those now on appeal, claimants will now be entitled to service connection without regard to how the Tinnitus was acquired. The court did not decide whether veterans are entitled to separate ratings for service-connected bilateral tinnitus (tinnitus in each
ear). [Source: Armed Forces News Issue 28 FEB 2003]
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Online VA Form 10-10EZ
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Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans Illnesses
Title 38 Index Parts 0-17
VA Best Practice Manual for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
VA Fact Sheet
VA National Hepatitis C Program
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