Secondary Claims

The body is made up of different parts.  When one part is not working it affects other parts.  Another part of one’s body that is affected by a service connected disability is called a secondary claim.  Overuse of the left arm affects the right arm; a knee injury can affect the back and cause sciatica down the legs.  High blood pressure can affect the heart or cause a stroke.  In order for a veteran to be where he wants to be, all secondary issues need to be addressed.

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