Hypertension is on the Agent Orange list. I am on medication. I am overseas so I won't get a C&P. So I went to my heart doctor with a DBQ. The VA standards are much higher than the American Heart Association. According to the VA if it's presumptive you don't have to prove anything. Is that correct? Thank you.


Jim's Reply:

Although a particular rating may be 'presumptive', the veteran must still meet the standards and qualifiers that exist to be eligible. That you're overseas doesn't mean you won't get a C & P exam, that will depend on where you are and the availability of examiners. If you believe that you're eligible for a benefit, apply and VA will tell you what to do to complete your claim. Good luck sir.