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Old 08-03-2017, 08:07 AM   #1
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Veteran Nexus Letter
A Nexus Letter is a medical document prepared for a claimant by a medical professional that explicitly demonstrates a relationship between medical issues (secondary conditions) and/or an in-service event to the current medical condition for which a claimant is seeking compensation. A claimant is not required to submit a nexus letter, but such a letter can make the difference between an award and a denial. A nexus letter can be submitted with an initial application, during claim development, or after an adverse C&P exam. Submitting a properly worded nexus letter as early as possible in the process, however, is good practice.
A nexus letter is especially important in cases where a claimant has not submitted any medical evidence and a C&P examiner concludes that there is no connection between a claimant’s condition and military service. Without a nexus letter, the claim will be denied. Even when a claimant supplies supporting medical evidence with an application, VA raters can and often do choose the opinion of the VA examiner over a private physician’s opinion for many reasons. In such a case, a “nexus letter” from a private physician is necessary to respond to the C&P examiner’s conclusion.
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Eddie, what is the typical process for obtaining the NEXUS letter.
Does it help even after being denied with submitted medical documentation?


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Eddie, what is the typical process for obtaining the NEXUS letter.
Does it help even after being denied with submitted medical documentation?


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Did your medical documentation indicate that your injury was service connected? I was denied twice and requested a Board, 2.5 years later I was seen and subsequently approved after an additional medical examine that indicated it was service connected.

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