Presumptive Disability: Tropical Diseases
If you served in a tropical location and as a result contracted a qualifying tropical disease, it will likely be assumed to be service connected. The condition will need to be diagnosed within 1 year of service in the tropical location and manifest to 10% rating level. Here are some of the criteria.
Please note that the following conditionsare already pre-determined to be service connected if you served in the location they are prevalent.