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Ex-VA Boss: Elderly Vet Claims Worsen Backlog

From Military.com – “A former Department of Veterans Affairs chief questioned if veterans in their later years are filing claims from conditions such as Type 2 diabetes and heart disease that may have more to do with aging than their military service.

In 2010, Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki added illnesses such as heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and leukemia to the conditions VA officials can presume in Vietnam veterans to be caused by Agent Orange exposure. Others on the list include Type 2 diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, prostate cancer, and respiratory cancers, among them lung cancer….”

Read the full article at https://www.military.com/daily-news/2013/07/24/ex-va-boss-elderly-vet-claims-worsen-backlog.html?comp=700001075741&rank=3

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