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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.

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