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I am a retired veteran with a question!  In 1965 I was struck by lightning while at Ft. Bragg, NC for summer camp. In1966 I was commissioned and offered a medical deferment from active duty.  Am I entitled to any compensation?

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A1:  Rather soliciting ill-informed help, you should file your claim with VA and let those who would ultimately decide make that determination. If they don't approve your claim you can contest it. Hint: The sooner you do it, the better. a favorable ruling on a claim can be back dated to the original filing dat provided that you don't exceed the established guidelines for filing appeals.  (GC)  1/23/19

A2:  You very well could receive compensation. You must file a claim with a VSO, Am Legion, DAV, VFW., etc. Also if you had a copy of the Line of Duty (LOD) of the incident and/or medical records that would increase your chances.  (GH)  1/23/19

A3:  Contact your local VA ans/or your Congressman.  (JH)  1/23/19

A4:  Unfortunately, since there was no diagnosis of a chronic condition, there is no claim.  (AP)  2/1/19


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