What is Aggravation of a Condition

According to VA regulations, aggravation is defined as occurring under the following conditions: A preexisting injury or disease will be considered to have been aggravated by active military, naval, or air service, where there is an increase in disability during such service, unless there is a specific finding that the increase in disability is due to the natural progress of the disease. 38 CFR § 3.306. Aggravation is a type of service connection process used in VA disability claims. To prevail in an aggravation you must rely on strong medical evidence to assist in developing the nexus aspect of the claim. You will need a doctor indicating that certain conduct or events in service aggravated a pre-existing condition or disease.

To learn more about aggravation of a condition as away of establishing VA disability compensation contact the Vet Defender. You can schedule an appointment with Vet Defender by clicking on this link: Schedule an Appointment.