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Is Asthma considered a compensable disability by the VA? No,

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Is Asthma considered a compensable disability by the VA?

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Lawyer's Assistant: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Military Lawyer can help you best. Please give me a bit more information, so we can help you best.

I did a total of 8 years in the military. I just found out about 2 years ago, long after my discharge that I have Asthma. I am 68 years old. I had no way of knowing that the way I felt after exercise was abnormal. I exercised more because I thought my conditioning wasn't good enough.

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I served in Vietnam and I was exposed to agent orange. I had prostrate cancer as a result.

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