Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

 · Via America’s Lawyer: A Federal Court of Appeals ruled last week, the Department of Veterans Affairs has to start paying disability benefits to Navy veterans who were exposed to.

WASHINGTON – Navy veterans who served offshore during the Vietnam War appear close to winning a final battle as Congress prepares to force the Veterans Affairs Department to restore benefits to.

Blue <span id="water-navy-veterans">water navy veterans</span> Win!! (January 29, 2019 ‘ class=’alignleft’>Procopio is one of tens of thousands of "Blue Water Navy" veterans who served in Vietnam aboard aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships and were deemed ineligible for the same disability.</p>
<p>"Now we can focus on getting H.R. 299 passed into law to protect benefits for Blue Water Navy veterans and expand much needed benefits for veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange in Thailand.</p>
<p>The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee seems poised to advance a popular bipartisan bill extending disability benefits. that Navy veterans who served in open waters during the Vietnam War were.</p>
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 · Those who served in Vietnam and developed certain diseases are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange and are therefore eligible for medical coverage and disability benefits. Navy deck logs.

Consequently, blue water veterans are often effectively denied disability compensation. It is alleged that there is no Department of Defense evidence of Agent Orange exposure when the herbicide was sent to Vietnam on boats, when aircraft that flew over Vietnam were serviced on ships, or when Agent Orange was used or tested on ships.

WASHINGTON — A proposal to extend health coverage for Agent Orange exposure to Vietnam-era Navy veterans. benefits law. The Republican chairmen of these committees are skeptical of the science.

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.

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 · A new House bill could extend benefits for Vietnam veterans who were exposed to herbicides like Agent Orange in Thailand. House bill could offer hope to veterans exposed to Agent Orange | kcentv.

There’s a bipartisan push in Congress on a bill to get benefits for thousands of Blue Water vets after a court rules veterans should not be denied.

U.S. Navy veteran Gary Thompson, who lives in the North Valley area of Flathead County, said he was among those veterans exposed to Agent Orange while stationed on a ship.

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