NVLSP Press Releases
Finally Extending the Presumption of Agent Orange Exposure to Veterans Who Served in the Territorial Waters of Vietnam
The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) today hailed the decision by the U.S. Department of Justice to not appeal the Procopio v. Wilkie decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit which extends the VA’s presumption of Agent Orange exposure to all veterans who served in the 12 nautical mile territorial sea of the Republic of Vietnam. [more]
Released 6/5/19 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
-Decision Requires VA to Presume All Who Served in Territorial Waters Offshore Vietnam Had Agent Orange Exposure -
As the country commemorates Vietnam War Veterans and the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) applauded the announcement by Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) Robert Wilkie to recommend not to appeal the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Procopio v. Wilkie. That decision extends the presumption of Agent Orange exposure to all veterans who served in the territorial waters offshore the Republic of Vietnam. This announcement was made on March 26 in a hearing before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. Secretary Wilkie cautioned that other federal officials may not accept his recommendation, but his determination not to appeal will surely have an impact. [more]
Released 3/29/19 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
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NVLSP News Articles
Released 6/21/19 at Military.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Class Actions, Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Veteran's Benefits
A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims could accelerate adjudication of thousands of veterans' disability claims appeals, but only for cases awaiting certification from the VA. [more]
Released 6/13/19 at Connecting Vets.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Congressional Legislation, Veteran's Benefits
The Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act. The bill intended to guarantee disability benefits to 90,000 veterans is now headed to the president's desk for a signature. [more]
Released 6/10/19 at Law 360.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
The U.S. Department of Justice told the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday it doesn't plan to appeal a landmark Federal Circuit decision earlier this year extending benefits to so-called Blue Water Vietnam War veterans exposed to Agent Orange offshore. [more]
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