1962 to 1971, US military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the
thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy
crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and
bushes from the perimeters of US base camps and outlying fire-support
Because of continuing uncertainty about the long term health
effects of the sprayed herbicides on Vietnam veterans, Congress passed
the Agent Orange Act of 1991. The legislation directed the Secretary of
Veterans Affairs to request the IOM to perform a comprehensive
evaluation of scientific and medical information regarding the health
effects of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides used in
Veterans and Agent Orange: Update 2012 is the ninth
congressionally mandated biennial update.
Federal law prohibits the sale or assignment of veterans’ benefits.
state Regulation and Licensing Department’s Securities Division said
Tuesday it has ordered two investment companies involved in the illegal
purchase of monthly pensions and disability payments from veterans and
resale of them as investments to halt the scheme immediately.
The VA conceded that the Veteran served in Brown Water and his claim was awarded.
So, any fellas who served aboard the USS Abnaki may be eligible for benefits related to Agent Orange Exposure.
Please spread the word. Thanks Jim, Have great day !
Veterans Service Officer
Chautauqua County, NY
Veterans Service Agency
Thanks for sharing this success. It's always a pleasure to hear from you and your colleagues in New York. Veterans in New York are fortunate to have your Veterans Service Agency working on their behalf.
That's an outstanding piece of work you accomplished for the veteran.
I've always felt like the blue water Navy veteran has gotten the short end of the stick when we talk about agent orange issues.
I understand that the federal government had to draw a line somewhere when adjudicating agent orange exposure benefits. But it seems patently obvious to me that anyone bobbing around in the ocean while tens of thousands of gallons of dioxin mist floats around them have been exposed.
If you're a Vietnam era Navy veteran and you served off the coast of Vietnam, don't give up in your pursuit of the benefits you earned.
are nearly 25 million veterans living in the United States today.
These brave men and women who defended our nation deserve compassion
and care. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is responsible for
providing health care and other benefits to these veterans and their
dependents; however, in recent years a number of veterans
associations and regulatory groups have drawn attention to
substandard care and conditions at many VA hospitals.
epidemic of substandard care can have a detrimental effect on the
victim’s quality of life, and may even result in permanent injury
or even death. If you believe that you or someone you love may have a
VA hospital medical malpractice claim, the lawyers at Hodes
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Our experienced team has
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VA malpractice is medical malpractice, and victims
are entitled to appropriate compensation for their hardship and
The American Legion
challenged the accuracy of online statistics from VA’s Monday Morning
reports, claiming they were not consistent with the Legion’s review of
recently adjudicated claims; of 260 claims examined, 55 percent
contained errors. “This statistic is in stark contrast to the
approximate 90 percent accuracy rating in claims adjudication indicated
by (VA),” the Legion stated.
According to VA data, Hearn noted,
the Nashville VARO had a 95.1 percent accuracy rating for the previous
three months. Yet when American Legion experts reviewed 22 of the
claims, they found seven with errors. “Our review paints a far dimmer
picture of Nashville’s accuracy than indicated in the Monday Morning
Workload Report,” Hearn said.
Lauren Price, a retired Navy petty officer and representative of Veteran
Warriors, told the subcommittee that the Department of Veterans Affairs
“is not doing business properly. I could sit here for hours and give
you statement(s) of egregious behavior, wrongful denials - in some
cases, deliberate malfeasance.”