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NVLSP is Grateful VA is Expanding Benefits to Agent Orange Exposed C-123 Veterans

NVLSP will continue to monitor how VA manages Agent Orange disability benefits and ensure veterans are treated fairly

NVLSP issues a statement on today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarding a presumption of Agent Orange exposure to military veterans who flew C-123 planes after the Vietnam War. The announcement awards disability benefits to these veterans, many of them Air Force reservists, who did not initially know they were exposed to Agent Orange while flying C-123 planes for the military after the Vietnam war ended. [more]

Released 6/18/15 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits

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VA’s New Rules on Agent Orange Reject Most Previously Filed Claims

Released 6/18/15 at Military.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits

New rules posted to the federal register on Thursday make it possible for American service members exposed to Agent Orange years after the Vietnam War to be awarded compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for related health problems. But it is unlikely that many of the now-eligible, dioxin-sickened veterans who previously applied for compensation will have an active date-of-claim any earlier than tomorrow -- June 19, 2015 -- when the rule change takes effect. [more]

VA sets standards to file claims

Released 5/21/15 at The Spectrum | Tags:

It used to be that a veteran could literally put a name and phone number on a piece of paper, write a line or two about wanting to file a claim, and the Department of Veterans Affairs would be responsible for getting in touch to help fill out a form. The start date began when that first correspondence was received and the veteran had a year to finish sending the information. Now back-of-the-envelope filing is no more. As of March 2015, claims must follow a set of new requirements and be on specific forms to be considered. [more]

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