Friday, November 3, 2017

Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions
Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that he is considering  possible new presumptive conditions that may qualify for disability compensation related to Agent Orange exposure.
 "After thoroughly reviewing the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s latest report regarding Veterans and Agent Orange, and associated data and recommendations from the NAM Task Force, I have made a decision to further explore new presumptive conditions for service connection that may ultimately qualify for disability compensation,”  Secretary Shulkin said.   “I appreciate NAM’s work and the commitment and expertise of VA’s NAM Task Force, and look forward to working with the Administration on the next steps in the process.”
The Department of Veterans Affairs will now begin work with the Administration to concurrently conduct a legal and regulatory review of these potential presumptive conditions for awarding disability compensation to eligible veterans.

1 comment:

  1. What does this do for the Thailand Vets? Stationed at Korat 08/12/1972 thru 8/12/1973 388th FMS. Agent Orange application was heavy during this period to control vegetation from perimeter fencing inward as per direction of U.S. Embassy could not spray on outside of fence. See(Checo reports) base defense in Thailand written 1973. I have had lymph node cancer in 2004,thyroid cancer 2004 and prostate enlargement most of my adult life with prostate cancer in2012.Where do we stand in this equation? God Bless America! Stephen

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