Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

Navy veterans received an all too familiar outcome on Friday when the Department of Veterans Affairs had, once more, denied compensation for groups of Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange during the war, according to reports.

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'Blue Water' Navy veterans finally could get Agent Orange. – Washington Michael Kvintus, a 71-year-old Vietnam veteran, can pinpoint the exact day he was exposed to Agent Orange, but he still can’t get disability benefits from the Department of Veterans.

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It’s a bid to right what many of those Navy veterans. would allow veterans who served up to approximately 12 miles offshore to get VA health and disability benefits for illnesses that are tied to.

There’s a bipartisan push in Congress on a bill to get benefits for thousands of Blue Water vets after a court rules veterans should not be denied.. Hope for veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

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 · UPDATE: As of January 29th, 2019, Blue Water Veterans Now Get Agent Orange Rights. It is very important veterans know that the VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and coast guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and exposure to Agent Orange based on military records.

Four veteran groups and a prominent military association have joined forces to pressure sen.. ailments presumed to be associated with exposure to Agent Orange. In the Senate, an individual lawmaker can put a hold on most any bill. method of funding blue water navy benefits by increasing VA home.

Procopio is one of tens of thousands of "Blue Water Navy" veterans who served in Vietnam aboard aircraft carriers, destroyers and other ships and were deemed ineligible for the same disability.

Previously, only veterans who had "boots on the ground" in Vietnam or served aboard Brown Water Navy ships were eligible to receive disability compensation benefits due to the presumption of exposure to Agent Orange (herbicides). Blue Water Navy Veterans were only eligible for Agent Orange benefits if the ship they served aboard was on the.

A new group of veterans exposed to Agent Orange from the Vietnam War will get special benefits.. U.S. to Pay Benefits to Vets Exposed to Agent Orange in C-123s.