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Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

He clearly recalls the details of his offshore encounters with agent orange. the fate of the Blue water navy bill – legislation that would extend Veterans Affairs benefits to include offshore.

The military later admitted agent orange caused cancer and other health problems for vets. In 1996 they even admitted it could be passed down to the children of vets and awarded them benefits for.

Blue Water vets have been denied benefits for years, but a court ruling this week could be the first step to change that. Sailors who served at sea are known as blue water navy veterans. "Our.

On Tuesday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of 73-year-old Navy veteran Alfred Procopio Jr., declaring that Procopio and the estimated 90,000 "Blue Water" Navy veterans of the vietnam war qualified for aid, which previously had been denied by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), on account of "presumptive exposure" to Agent Orange.

Once an ailment is put on the list, the VA presumes the veteran who served in Vietnam got sick as a result of being exposed to Agent Orange, and the veteran is more likely to get disability benefits. For veterans who qualify for disability and their survivors who are entitled to death benefits, the payments can mean thousands of dollars a year.

Court decides 'Blue Water' Navy veterans should be eligible. – Wilkie cited high costs and insufficient scientific evidence linking Blue Water Navy veterans to agent orange exposure. "We’d been dealing with Congress for eight years and were unable to get.

New residence hall at Veterans Home in King under construction They did, and determined to revive the neighborhood, he spearheaded the development of the Villa Victoria senior citizen residence and. nowhere to live until the new housing was complete, most of.Lawmaker: Veteran agency staff resignations aren’t enough Until you name the problem, and get at what’s going wrong, you aren’t going. to defend the agency, and that his efforts at collaboration with other veterans groups have largely been rejected. He.

 · Navy veterans of the war argue that the Agent Orange then washed into rivers and out to sea where ships sucked in the water for use in showering, cooking, and cleaning. The VA requested the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academy of Science, Engineering, and Medicine to review medical and scientific evidence regarding blue water veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange.

Reliving Agent Orange. Still, veterans advocacy groups estimate about 90,000 Navy vets are not eligible to receive benefits related to Agent Orange exposure, either because their ships never entered inland waters, or because they have yet to prove they did.

WJFW – Under veterans’ watchful eye, state breaks ground on $80 million skilled nursing facility at King Veterans Home Walker is also requesting $2.6 million over the next two fiscal years for operational improvements and equipment costs at all three of the state’s veterans homes, including funding for resident and security maintenance, electronic health care records and increased Medicare therapy for residents.

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