Statements of Principles are a decision-making tool
We use Statements of Principles to establish if a medical condition can be linked to the unique circumstances of a person's qualifying service.
Qualifying Service explained
Each Statement of Principles consists of clear eligibility criteria for the condition it covers. Using Statements of Principles ensures objective and consistent decision making.
There are two types of Statements of Principles:
- a Reasonable Hypothesis, for when the condition is presumed to be connected to Qualifying Operational Service.
- a Balance of Probabilities, for when the condition is presumed to be connected to Qualifying Routine Service.
How we use Statements of Principles in our decision-making process