Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

Earlier this week, we heard for the first time official word that VA Secretary Robert Wilkie will recommend that the Justice Department not appeal the recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which marked the first real progress we have seen for Blue Water Navy veterans in achieving VA benefits.

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Veterans receive benefits they have earned through their service. This commitment includes. of acknowledging Agent Orange exposure, as fresh water rivers, streams, canals, and similar waterways.. Why doesn't VA recognize Blue water navy agent Orange exposure?. We hope to have data gathered and analyses.

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Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits – Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits 15-05-2019 3:29 PM WASHINGTON – For the second time in as many years, the house overwhelmingly approved a bill that could make tens of thousands of Navy vets and their survivors eligible for benefits stemming from exposure to Agent Orange while serving in waters off Vietnam.

They say they were exposed to Agent Orange because their ships sucked in. The VA's new review relied on a 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine , as. We hope to have data gathered and analyses published in 2017.”.

Agent Orange benefits for deep-water Navy vets languish on Capitol Hill – WASHINGTON – A proposal to extend health coverage for Agent Orange exposure to vietnam-era navy veterans. benefits law. The Republican chairmen of these committees are skeptical of the science.

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He says he has documented proof of Agent Orange's presence in Nha Trang Harbor, 20 years after the war.. blue water navy vets compensation for Agent Orange exposure.. The House has done its part, and I hope the Senate will follow. That's little comfort for the vets who have suffered for years – both.

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UPDATE: As of January 29th, 2019, Blue Water Veterans Now Get Agent Orange Rights. The history of the Vietnam War is sordid to say the least. As it relates to veterans who served honorably and are fighting for disability benefits, it doesn’t have to be so convoluted, particularly when it comes to exposure to Agent Orange while in service.