21 February 2012

VA Re-examines Blue Water Navy Vet's Claims!

"Hundreds of Vietnam Navy veterans whose Agent Orange claims were denied because VA failed to obtain key military records will receive benefits as a result of a review requested by Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii. As of April 2011, VA had re-examined about 6,700 of the 16,820 cases Akaka called to the agency's attention, says Tom Pamperin, deputy undersecretary for disability assistance. Many will receive disability compensation and medical care for illnesses connected to Agent Orange exposure. "

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