The VEA Entitlement submission templates are applicable to “entitlement” cases that concern whether an injury, disease or death is war or defence caused.
This template should be used for any VEA claim for pension in respect of incapacity from injury or disease, where the veteran has eligible war service or defence service.
This template contains references to one standard of proof.
The standard of proof is referred to is the reasonable satisfaction / balance of probabilities, which applies to questions of connection between eligible war service or defence service and questions of diagnosis and assessment.
The template sets out the steps to be followed when considering a contention of connection between the claimed injury or disease and the veteran’s relevant service.