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NVLSP Supports Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s and Rep. Raul Ruiz’s Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters

The National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) attended a press conference in support of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY)and Rep. Raul Ruiz’s M.D. (D-CA) new legislation, the “Presumptive Benefits for War Fighters Exposed to Burn Pits and Other Toxins Act of 2020.” The bill, an amendment to Title 38, U.S.C., would provide a presumption of service connection for certain diseases associated with exposure to toxins, and other purposes. This legislation would ease the burden of proof for veterans seeking VA benefits for medical conditions resulting from their exposure to burn pits and other toxic emissions during their military service. [more]

Released 9/15/20 | Tags: Agent Orange, Congressional Legislation, Veteran's Benefits

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