Evidence is inconsistent if it:
conflicts with other evidence;
contains an internal conflict;
is medical evidence that does not appear to be based on medically acceptable clinical
or laboratory diagnostic techniques.
For additional information on purchasing a consultative examination to resolve a conflict,
inconsistency, or ambiguity, see DI 22510.005B.5.
For additional information on using supplemental evidence to resolve an inconsistency
or insufficiency, see DI 22505.008.
IMPORTANT: If the file contains a material conflict, inconsistency, or ambiguity in the evidence,
the case evidence is insufficient. Evidence is materially inconsistent only if the
inconsistency presents an issue that:
makes a difference between the decision to allow or deny; or
affects the determination of established onset date.