NVLSP Press Releases
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
VA Secretary Given More than 100 Days to Intervene, VSOs Turn to the Courts for Justice
A group of US military veterans who served in Korea’s demilitarized zone (DMZ) and were exposed to toxic Agent Orange chemicals are being wrongfully denied disability benefits, says a new lawsuit, McKinney v. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. [more]
Released 6/3/14 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 6/20/18 at American Legion Magazine | Tags: Agent Orange
In this second article of a three-part series, The American Legion Magazine examines the long fight to provide health care and benefits for veterans exposed to Agent Orange – a battle that continues for many former servicemembers who are suffering the consequences of the massive toxic herbicide campaign without help from VA. [more]
Released 5/26/18 at Huffington Post | Tags: Agent Orange
While the VA acknowledges a link between exposure to Agent Orange and cancers such as Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, it says the evidence isn’t there for esophageal cancer and 34 other diseases that Vietnam veterans have sought to have added to the list of recognized, service-related illnesses. [more]
Released 2/6/18 at Benito Link | Tags: Agent Orange
Local veterans who served during Vietnam War are engaged in struggle to obtain medical care and disability payments from VA for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange. [more]
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