Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

Known as “Blue Water” Navy veterans, they’ve been fighting for years to prove they were exposed to Agent Orange. Thursday urging senators to get it passed in the final hours of the 115th Congress..

Congresswoman Elaine Luria Presses VA Secretary for Answers on Blue Water Veterans; 20-Year-Navy Veteran Says It’s "Inexcusable" That Heroes Must Wait "Another Minute" For Clarity On Health Benefits. id. navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits, Peter Urban, Published 10:51 am EDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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Paul Lawrence, the VA’s new undersecretary of benefits. 90,000 “Blue Water” Navy veterans – those sailors aboard aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and other ships who contend they were.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution: Navy Veterans Hope For VA Benefits Tied To. seven other illnesses it says are linked to Agent Orange exposure,

A bipartisan push in Congress on a bill to get Agent Orange benefits for "Blue Water Navy" veterans of Vietnam gained traction wednesday from a court ruling that went against opposition from the.

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ProPublica. change. Veterans argue the rules are “arbitrary and capricious.” Five U.S. Navy veterans describe their Vietnam tours, their Agent Orange concerns and their fight for VA benefits. Hear.

WASHINGTON – For the second time in as many years, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that could make tens of thousands of Navy.

She also wants to help other families get the same VA indemnity compensation. a former Marine and Army sergeant. » RELATED: Navy veterans see hope for VA benefits tied to Agent Orange exposure The.

VA officials have objected to the plan, saying the available scientific. New 'blue water veterans' deal could mean benefits for 90,000 Vietnam War troops.. Advocates hope to restart debate over benefits for blue water Navy vets. giving compensation to Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange during.

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(Anthony Camerano/AP) WASHINGTON – Just days into the new session of Congress. for the American Legion. “These veterans are dying because of exposure to Agent Orange. Sadly, the fight to ensure.

Legislation to streamline the process for obtaining benefits for U.S. Navy veterans exposed to Agent Orange unanimously. a large portion of New York’s economy, and this could have far reaching.

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