Vietnam and Korean Veterans Are You Aware.

On November 5, 2020, a Federal Judge ordered that the DVA must re-adjudicate claims for disability benefits. On January 1, 2020, the Blue Water Navy Act of 2019 took effect. Extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, such as agent orange. The VA presumes that the following health problems are related to herbicide exposure. If you are a Korean Veteran and served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone between September 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971, you may also qualify for compensation and benefits for yourself and your family members. Also, VA presumes certain birth defects in children of Vietnam and Korean Veterans are associated with Veteran's qualifying.

Al Amyloidosis

Chronic B-cell Leukemias

Chloracne

Diabetes Mellitus Type 2

Hodgkin's Disease

Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Parkinsons' Disease

Peripheral Neuropathy

Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Prostate Cancer

Respiratory Cancers

Soft Tissue Sarcomas 

Suggestion: Do not wait for the VA to contact you. Contact your Regional Office and if they do nothing, go right to Member of Congress for Assistance. If you had filed a claim years ago and was denied, you may now be eligible for a retroactive payment past-due money.  This is your right, Do not Give up!

 

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