Leukemia within 1 yr of separation

goflymike

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Hey everyone- a buddy of mine got diagnosed with Leukemia within 6 months of being separated from the AF. I know the VA will rate him (since its on their Presumptive List) but will he also be rated by the DoD? Do they also have a 1 year 'assumed responsibility' like the VA? Trying to find out if his treatment can be covered. Thanks for the input.
 

gsfowler

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If your buddy was medically separated, there is a possibility of requesting a discharge upgrade with the DoD. There is no such thing as a "one year rule" as far as DoD is concerned. We would need to know more details to suggest a course of action to take.
 

goflymike

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Thanks for the quick reply. I'm pretty sure he just had a traditional separation. He might have gotten a few % from VA but nothing significant. Ill double check with him when I get a chance. As far as the VA side, is the best place to start by filling a claim on Vets.gov?
 
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