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Latest Agent Orange Stories

2011-01-06 00:01:48

Retroactive awards may be payable to thousands of Vietnam veterans or their survivors under a recent VA regulation change, said Josh Stone, head of the Veterans' Benefits Division of the Palm Beach Gardens law firm of Gordon & Doner. Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) January 5, 2011 Vietnam veterans whose healthcare and disability claims for Agent Orange-related illnesses were previously denied, or their survivors, may qualify for retroactive compensation under a recent VA regulation...

2010-12-25 00:01:26

A case before the nation's highest court involving a mentally ill veteran whose disability kept him from meeting a filing deadline raises questions of substantive due process and essential fairness, says Maine veterans' disability benefits attorney Francis M. Jackson. South Portland, Maine (PRWEB) December 23, 2010 Lawyers who assist physically and mentally disabled veterans in their efforts to secure disability benefits are closely watching a case before the U.S. Supreme Court, says Maine...

2010-11-10 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- VetsFirst, a veterans service program of United Spinal Association, is offering a free interactive online veterans help center, Ask VetsFirst, to expedite America's veterans in receiving critical benefits offered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Ask VetsFirst directly connects veterans with disabilities, as well as their spouses, dependents, and survivors, to national service officers who are experienced in navigating...

2010-11-08 10:50:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Active Voice has unveiled a new website aimed at raising awareness about the continuing effects of Agent Orange/dioxin in Vietnam, and garnering support for a plan to address the health and environmental impact of the herbicides sprayed in Vietnam during the war. MakeAgentOrangeHistory.org showcases the positive efforts of those involved in addressing the continuing impact of Agent Orange in Vietnam. It also offers multimedia...

2010-08-03 14:11:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association/VetsFirst and other veterans organizations scored a victory yesterday for Vietnam veterans suffering from diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit instructed the VA to issue within 30 days new rules for paying disability benefits to Vietnam veterans stricken with ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, or B-cell leukemias. The rules impact an...

2010-07-27 13:56:00

WASHINGTON, July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion testified to Congress today that while veterans service organizations disseminate information about Gulf War illnesses, VA must improve its outreach efforts to thousands of veterans who suffer from such maladies. Testifying before a House subcommittee, American Legion panelist Ian de Planque said in his written statement that "VA has moved forward to some extent with increased internal education of their medical and...

2010-06-23 14:05:00

In the news release, VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay, issued 23-Jun-2010 by The American Legion over PR Newswire, we are advised by the organization that information in the 4th and 5th paragraphs was incorrect. The complete, corrected release follows: VA, Congress Need to Grant New Agent Orange Claims Without Delay WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to move...

2010-06-23 07:24:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Legion is calling upon Congress and the Dept. of Veterans Affairs to move quickly in granting benefit claims for three diseases recently declared to have presumptive connections with exposure to Agent Orange defoliant. For several months, The American Legion has been pressing VA to publish its final regulations for the three new presumptive diseases: ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, and B-cell leukemia. "Veterans...

2010-06-14 18:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- There have been reports in the media recently in which some, including Senator Jim Webb (D-VA), seem to question the legitimacy of service-connected disability compensation for illnesses related to exposure to Agent Orange/Dioxin in Vietnam and other locations, such as Type II diabetes mellitus and ischemic heart disease. Further, it appears that there is confusion on the part of some about how the process established by the Agent Orange Act of...

2010-05-28 16:12:00

WASHINGTON, May 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All across our great nation, we will gather over Memorial Day weekend to honor the memories of our fallen, those who have made the supreme sacrifice doing our nation's bidding. We will reach out to their families with our enduring gratitude for their continuing sacrifice. At cemeteries, and at our memorials, we will remember how much has been given in the name of freedom. And at 3 p.m. on Monday, we will all pause and silently reflect on the...