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Q31: As per service connection: 68 thru 72, USAF Fire Fighter. Pre-enlistment exam shows preexisting ankle issues. I received ankle injury in service with medical proof, now I have osteoarthritis of ankles, knees, and back. How should this be submitted for compensation? Also, I have birth defect in back had in service several spine sprains/strains of back with medical Proof. Now I have had several back surgeries and receiving medical care presently. I have all history of these issues. How should this
be submitted for compensation?
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A1: I suggest you seek assistance from your nearest DAV service officer. He can interpret for you and determine the best way to submit your claims. (AP) 3/2/18