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Agent Orange Benefits Paid to 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and Survivors for Presumptive Conditions

2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions.

On August 31, 2010, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) amended its regulations […]

Agent Orange Benefits Paid to 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and Survivors for Presumptive Conditions2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

VA Proposes Change to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

Well over 100,000 Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to qualify for disability pay under a proposed regulation published by the VA that adds three new illnesses to the list of health problems found to be related to Agent Orange and other herbicide exposures. . .

VA Proposes Change to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving in Vietnam and other areas will have an easier path to access quality health care and qualify for disability compensation under a final regulation that will be published on August 31, 2010 in the Federal Register by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The new rule expands the list of health […]

VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

New Medical Forms Will Streamline Veterans Claims Process

2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has released three new disability benefits questionnaires for physicians of Veterans applying for VA disability compensation benefits. This initiative marks the beginning of a major reform of the physicians’ guides and automated routines that will streamline the claims process for injured or ill Veterans. . .READ MORE. […]

New Medical Forms Will Streamline Veterans Claims Process2018-03-30T18:36:54+00:00

VA Begins Paying Benefits for New Agent Orange Claims

2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has begun distributing disability benefits to Vietnam Veterans who qualify for compensation under recently liberalized rules for Agent Orange exposure. . .READ MORE.

VA Begins Paying Benefits for New Agent Orange Claims2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

VA Processes First Claims for New Agent Orange Presumptives

2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

The Department of Veterans Affairs has decided more than 28,000 claims in the first six weeks of processing disability compensation applications from Vietnam Veterans with diseases related to exposure to the herbicide Agent Orange. . . READ MORE.

VA Processes First Claims for New Agent Orange Presumptives2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) App Helps Thousands

2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

The PTSD Coach smartphone application (app), launched in April by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and the Department of Defense (DoD), has already helped more than 5,000 users connect with important mental health information and resources. . .READ MORE.

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) App Helps Thousands2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

Over $2.2 Billion in Retroactive Agent Orange Benefits Paid to 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and Survivors for Presumptive Conditions

2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

WASHINGTON – Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced today that more than $2.2 billion in retroactive benefits has already been paid to approximately 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and their survivors who filed claims related to one of three new Agent Orange presumptive conditions. . .READ MORE.

Over $2.2 Billion in Retroactive Agent Orange Benefits Paid to 89,000 Vietnam Veterans and Survivors for Presumptive Conditions2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

VFW says pay and benefits changes will end all-volunteer military

2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

JOIN THE FIGHT!
VFW says pay and benefits changes will end all-volunteer military

WASHINGTON (February 23, 2012)—The national commander of America’s largest and oldest major combat veterans’ organization is urging the entire military and veterans’ community to “Join the Fight” to stop the Defense Department from penny-pinching service members to the point of dismantling the all-volunteer force.
“There is […]

VFW says pay and benefits changes will end all-volunteer military2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

VFW WELCOMES HOME IRAQ VETS

2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00

VFW WELCOMES HOME IRAQ VETS
Obligation to ‘pay it forward’ keeps organization relevant

WASHINGTON — With the war in Iraq officially over, the national commander of America’s oldest and largest major combat veterans’ organization is now urging his membership to redouble their efforts to welcome home this new generation of warrior, and to offer to serve as mentors […]

VFW WELCOMES HOME IRAQ VETS2018-03-30T18:36:55+00:00