Originally Posted by Windguy
How is it that something congenital or idiopathic can become service connected?
A condition can be rated as service-connected if caused or aggravated by your service. I've seen many Veterans receive SC for conditions they had prior to their service (not a Veteran, but work for the VA, originally as a benefits counselor). Sometimes it really doesn't make any logical sense but other times it does. Each case is potentially different.