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What is a “Presumptive” service-connected claim?

Let’s start with the basics of “service-connection” Normally, to prove a claim for service connected compensation, a veteran must give the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical evidence or, in certain circumstances, lay (non-expert) evidence of each of the following: a current disability – meaning some current medical condition that impacts you; an in-service event […]

New Agent Orange Study: VA to Study Vets and Their Children

Tens of Thousands of Vietnam Era Veterans Were Exposed to Agent Orange After three decades, VA – the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs – plans to study Agent Orange again.  VA plans to invite approximately 43,000 Vietnam and Vietnam Era Veterans, and approximately 11,000 members of the general population to participate in The Vietnam Era […]

Latest Biennial Review of Health Problems That May Be Linked to Agent Orange Exposure During Vietnam War Upgrades Bladder Cancer and Hypothyroidism, Downgrades Spina Bifida

In March, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released its latest report on medical conditions associated with Agent Orange, the chemical defoliant widely used in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War.  The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recognized Agent Orange as causing many diseases in thousands of Vietnam veterans.  The National […]

Agent Orange Ship List Updated – How to Check to See If Your Ship is Recognized

VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that were involved with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange.  VA continues to add ships to the list to help Veterans who served aboard ships, including “Blue Water Veterans,” find out if they may qualify for presumption of herbicide exposure.  […]

VA Seeks Comment on Rule Allowing Service Connected Presumption for Peripheral Neuropathy

On August 10, 2012, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs posted a proposed rule amendment for comment related to peripheral neuropathy.  As reported in the Federal Register, “The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) proposes to amend its adjudication regulation concerning presumptive service connection for acute and sub-acute peripheral neuropathy associated with exposure to certain herbicide […]


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