38 U.S.C. §1151

Under 38 U.S.C. §1151, a claimant is entitled to compensation as if the claimed disability or death were service-connected, provided the Veteran’s disability or death resulted from:

· Hospital care, medical or surgical treatment, or examination furnished by the Department of Veterans Affairs
· (VA)Participation in vocational rehabilitation training under any VA-administered law
· Participation in Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)

An 1151 review may be requested when a Veteran is injured under circumstances that result in possible entitlement to benefits under 38 U.S.C. §1151

Click the link below to view VA’s training presentation on completing 1151 Medical Opinions:

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