Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

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 · But the blue water veterans – who served on ships off the coast of the country – still must prove they were directly exposed to Agent Orange for their illnesses to.

Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange. – Once Again, the VA Turns Down Navy Vets for Agent Orange Benefits A federal court had ordered the VA to reassess its policy denying Agent Orange benefits to Navy sailors who served in the Vietnam War.

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WASHINGTON – A federal court ruled Tuesday that Vietnam veterans who served on ships offshore during the war are eligible for benefits. Navy veterans to Agent Orange exposure. “We’d been dealing.

Previously, only veterans who had "boots on the ground" in Vietnam or served aboard Brown Water Navy ships were eligible to receive disability compensation benefits due to the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange (herbicides). Blue Water Navy Veterans were only eligible for Agent Orange benefits if the ship they served aboard was on the.

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A new legislative fix was recently proposed by Congress to remedy a longstanding agency problem involving Agent Orange. The remedy, Blue Water Navy vietnam veterans act of 2017 (HR 299) would fix.

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During the Vietnam War, 90,000 Navy vets served offshore and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. But they are not eligible for VA disability benefits for health problems they suffered as a result of that exposure.. These sailors, who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war, were initially eligible for compensation under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.

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