Sunday, April 18, 2010
H.R.2254 - Agent Orange Equity Act of 2009
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.