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VA Service Connection is one of the 4 Pillars of a VA Claim.

I talk a lot about the 4 pillars of a VA claim – they are the 4 things you need to build up – strong –  in most VA Service Connection Claims or appeals to have the best chance of proving up your VA Claim. 

The pillar of VA service connection can often be the hardest of all the 4 pillars for most Veterans to build.

The reason it is so hard for most Veterans to build the pillar of VA service connection is that Most Veterans think of VA Service Connection as a single element – nexus. 

They focus their time and energy on getting VA Service connection letters from medical examiners, or on proving how badly their injury is affecting them today. 

Don’t get me wrong, these are important aspects of the 4 Pillars of a VA Claim – but Service Connection is so much more than any one of those.

In reality, Service Connection is more like a bridge. 

A bridge connects 2 pieces of terrain.  It could be a bridge over water, or a bridge over a mountain pass. 

Whatever the bridge crosses, it is important to note that without that bridge, what is on either side becomes less important, or less noteworthy. 

That’s a tough metaphor to think about.  

So, in the context of VA Service connection, what does that mean? 

There are 3 things that you will need to prove – using 5 Star Evidence and a clear and concise argument to the VA – to prove the element of service connection.

Watch this video to better understand how to Build the Bridge of VA Service Connection.

If video isn’t your “cup of tea”, you can read the same information in this post.

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