VA cruelly delays, denies Agent Orange illness claims

Veterans in the following groups may qualify for "presumptive" disability benefits: Former prisoners of war who: o Have a condition that is at least 10 percent disabling Vietnam Veterans who were: o Exposed to Agent Orange o Served in the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975

Filing Claims for Service-Connection for Conditions VA Presumes Are Related to Exposure to Herbicides. On October 13, 2009, the Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that three new conditions would be added to the list of diseases presumptively associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents: hairy cell and other B-cell leukemias, Parkinson’s disease, and ischemic heart disease.

Agent Orange Claims Eligibility. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides may be eligible to receive disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Dependents and survivors of veterans who died as a result of a disease related to agent orange exposure may also be eligible for compensation. Veterans

Chronic Diseases Diagnosed After Discharge. If any of the following chronic diseases are manifest to 10% or more within the first year (there are a few exceptions noted below) after a vet is discharged from the military, then they are automatically considered caused by military service and eligible for VA Disability.

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The VA hasn’t denied Genco’s claim but it’s unlikely he’ll be approved, because so far he hasn’t pointed to direct exposure to Agent Orange – except through the drinking-water research.

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As a Vietnam veteran who is being treated for a number of "presumptive illnesses" associated with Agent Orange exposure, I read with interest the article regarding QTC Medical Services’s screening.

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VA Delays Key Agent Orange Decisions Since March 2016, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been weighing whether to expand Agent Orange benefits to Vietnam vets with bladder cancer and.

VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran’s qualifying military service. We call these "presumptive diseases." VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. . Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for benefits for these dise