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Having been a prisoner of war

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Last amended 
16 June 2015

Thoracic Spondylosis - Prisoner of war Factor

Prisoners of war are identified on the client data base.

The veteran's statement of service will also record the fact that he was a prisoner of war.

The Repatriation Commission has defined a prisoner of war as a veteran who has been confined in a camp, building, prison or other restrictive area as a prisoner of the enemy, even if the confinement was for only a few hours.

Last reviewed for CCPS 14 December 2005.

Clinical onset and operational service [8625]

30034 there is some evidence that having been a prisoner of war may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

292       the veteran was a prisoner of war at some time.

25485 the veteran was a prisoner of war before the clinical onset of the condition under consideration.