Conclusively presumed conditions
There are certain conditions that we may automatically accept as being related to your Qualifying Service.
Whether we automatically accept the condition depends on:
- when and where you served, and
- what the condition is.
There are four types of service that have conditions covered by a Presumptive List.
If you served in the Gulf Conflict between 20 December 1990 and 13 April 1991 we'll accept as service-related:
- chronic fatigue syndrome
- fibromyalgia, or
- irritable bowel syndrome.
For these to be accepted as service-related you must have had them for over six months.
If you served in Viet Nam between 29 May 1964 and March 1975 we'll automatically accept as service-related:
- AL-type primary amyloidosis
- type 2 diabetes
- Ischaemic Heart Disease
- hodgkin’s disease
- non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
- chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, including hairy-cell leukaemia and other chronic B–Cell leukaemia’s
- multiple myeloma
- acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy
- Parkinson’s Disease
- porphyria cutanea tarda
- prostate cancer
- respiratory cancers in the lung, bronchus, larynx, trachea.
- soft-tissue sarcoma
We accept that you may have unfortunately been exposed to nuclear radiation if you served:
- as part of the British Occupation Force of Japan between 1946 and 1952 (J Force)
- on HMNZS Rotoiti as part of Operation Grapple from 15 May 1957 to 8 November 1957
- on HMNZS Pukaki from 15 May 1957 to 8 November 1957
- on HMNZS Pukaki from 28 April 1958 to 23 September 1958
- on HMNZS Otago on 22 July 1973 near Mururoa
- on HMNZS Canterbury on 28 July 1973.
If you have been exposed to nuclear radiation, we'll automatically accept as service-related:
- all forms of leukaemia—except for chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
- lymphomas—other than Hodgkin’s disease
- multiple myeloma
- primary liver cancer—except if cirrhosis or hepatitis B is indicated.
We'll also automatically accept—as service-related—cancer of the:
- bile ducts
- bronchioloalveolar carcinoma
- gall bladder
- salivary gland
- small intestine
- urinary tract—renal, ureter, urinary bladder, or urethra.
If you were a prisoner of war — for any length of time — during the Second World War we'll automatically accept as service-related:
- any of the anxiety states
- chronic dysentery
- cirrhosis of the liver
- heart disease or hypertensive vascular disease and their complications
- helminthiasis (intestinal vermiform parasites)
- irritable bowel syndrome
- malnutrition (including optic atrophy)
- organic residual of frostbite or trench foot
- pellagra and/or other nutritional deficiencies
- peptic ulcer disease
- peripheral neuropathy
- post-traumatic osteoarthritis
- stroke and residuals of stroke.
Conditions we cover
- Conclusively presumed conditions
- Paired organs
- Service-related presumptions
- Statements of Principles