Sunday, April 18, 2010

H.R.2254 - Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009







http://www.veteranstoday.com/2010/04/11/va-proposes-change-to-aid-veterans-exposed-to-agent-orange/
VA Proposes Change to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

April 11, 2010 posted by Robert L. Hanafin

According to Tom Philpott in his article New Agent Orange Rule to Allow Retro Claims by 86,000 about 86,000 Vietnam War veterans, their surviving spouses or estates will be eligible for retroactive disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs — an average of 11.4 years for veterans and 9.6 years for survivors — under a draft VA rule to expand by three the number of diseases presumed caused by herbicide exposure in the war.

The VA issued a media release on March 25, 2010 that covers changes in Agent Orange claims in a broader context.

8 comments:

  1. It is a wonderment to me that so many deseases are being cause by such a multiple defoilant that no one can imagine when it will end. Sure wish we all would have known sooner and I know we for sure would not have had any children. So far, my grandkids problems are meek considering what I have seen and read about.

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  2. So what is the status of the H.R.2254 - Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009? Has congress moved on this legislation, has the president signed off on it?

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  3. My husband just past away a week ago this past Sunday. The cause of death was Hypertension Cardio Vascular Disease, due to Diabetes. My question is; why did the VA Hospital in Miami catch this sooner, after telling each doctor he saw that he had hypertension and diabetes. We been fighting this for two years. They also knew that he was an Agent Orange victim. How where does that leave me.

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  4. I file a claim back in the 70's..at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky..I was told I had Agent Orange..I blow up ans left the VA....
    Now in 2010 I have a lot of medical problems.
    My question is: Will my claim be dated 1975?

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  5. bubble29
    i have DMII and after two tours as a P/C for VF114 in the '60...i am told NO FOOT PRINTS...same as all DEEP BLUE'S where not there i think congress deverted funds to cover VC and NV regulars health care...a true disgrace.

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  6. ALL CLAIMS WILL BE LOOKED AT ON THE DATE YOU SUBMITTED PER THE VA.

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  7. If you ever had an EKG and it showed a negative going T Wave you should file a claim for this.

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  8. I have had 5 claims in since 1997. 4-5 Ischemic Strokes and 1 heart attack. Sent to the Minneapolis VA Hospital. Service connected by the hospital doctor. The VA said screw his opinon, only the VA and GOD can service connect. Still waiting, dying, and writing politicians....

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