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The death of a significant other

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19 May 2015

Alcohol Use Disorder - The death of a significant other Factor

RMA definition

"A significant other" means "a person who has a close family bond or a close personal relationship and is important or influential in one's life".

The nature of the death of the significant other can be traumatic or not.

Last reviewed for CCPS 9 September 2009.

Preliminary questions [39642]

37447 there is some evidence that the death of a significant other may be a factor in the development or worsening of the condition under consideration.

37448 the veteran has experienced the death of a significant other at some time.

40550  the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and VEA service for alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

40557 the veteran experienced the death of a significant other within the five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.

40551   the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and VEA service for the clinical onset of alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

40553  the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and operational service for the clinical onset of alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

or

40554  the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and eligible service for the clinical onset of alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

or

7334     the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred after the end of the veteran's last period of VEA service.

7335     the condition under consideration permanently worsened.

40558 the veteran experienced the death of a significant other after the clinical onset of the condition under consideration and within the five years before its clinical worsening.

40552   the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and VEA service for the clinical worsening of alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

40555  the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and operational service for the clinical worsening of alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

or

40556  the veteran has established the causal connection between the death of a significant other and eligible service for the clinical worsening of alcohol or drug dependence or abuse.

Clinical onset and operational service [40553]

40559 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration was related to the veteran's operational service.

40563 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, which was related to the veteran's operational service, was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

Clinical onset and eligible service [40554]

40560 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration was related to the veteran's eligible service.

40564 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration, which was related to the veteran's eligible service, was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

Clinical worsening and operational service [40555]

40561 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration was related to the veteran's operational service.

40565 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, which was related to the veteran's operational service, was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.

Clinical worsening and eligible service [40556]

40562 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration was related to the veteran's eligible service.

40566 the death of the veteran's significant other within the five years before the clinical worsening of the condition under consideration, which was related to the veteran's eligible service, was due to the veteran's serious default, wilful act or serious breach of discipline.