Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

The VA offers health care and disability benefits for veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides during military service. Your dependents and survivors also may be.

Now, some legislators are trying to extend the benefits back to the "blue water Navy. means the veterans can get a better deal. Lawrence said if the Agent Orange bill passes, it could mean fewer.

Blue Water Navy Veterans and agent orange. blue Water Navy Veterans are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure. This is a result of Public Law 116-23, the Blue Water navy vietnam veterans act of 2019. The law was signed on June 25, 2019, and takes effect on January 1, 2020.

But deadly poisons left in his body from Agent Orange. Veterans Commission. The TVC has something of an identity crisis. The commission has a $26 million annual budget, but its advertising budget.

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But there is no chance of cure, best we can hope for is stable,” said Wilson. He keeps a close eye on clinical trials of new treatments. suffered from the exposure. Many have died. In August, 2012,

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During the Vietnam War, 90,000 navy vets served offshore and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. But they are not eligible for VA disability benefits for health problems they suffered as a result of that exposure.. These sailors, who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war, were initially eligible for compensation under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of 73-year-old Navy veteran alfred procopio jr., declaring that Procopio and the estimated 90,000 "Blue Water" Navy veterans of the Vietnam War qualified for aid, which previously had been denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on account of "presumptive exposure" to Agent Orange.