Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

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HANNIBAL – Vietnam War veterans who served on ships during in waters near the island nation and were exposed to Agent Orange.

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“The Blue Water Navy veterans were exposed to Agent Orange in many. are beginning to get their claims approved, give her new hope.

Navy veteran Mike Kelly searched for the name of his childhood friend. “Today we are here, again, to get the word out about Agent Orange that. “I cannot sit back any longer and watch my veteran brothers and sisters die from this.. over the benefits and care owed the veterans, how exposure was to be.

1998: A study in Australia finds that Royal Australian Navy members were exposed to Agent Orange through on-board water distillation systems. 2002: The VA excludes Navy veterans who served offshore.

The Navy. records to get about half of them onto the VA’s working list, with new ships being added every year. Still, veterans advocacy groups estimate about 90,000 Navy vets are not eligible to.

More than 700 Navy ships deployed to Vietnam between 1962 and 1975. Veterans have produced records to get about half of them onto the VA’s working list, with new. for benefits related to Agent.

New Hope for Navy Vets Exposed to Agent Orange Legal Help for Veterans is a law firm helping veterans get the benefits they deserve. Northville, MI ( Law Firm Newswire ) July 3, 2019 – In January, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in favor of "Blue Water" veterans.

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V.A. attempts to swamp bill extending Agent Orange benefits to Navy veterans They say they were exposed to Agent Orange because their ships sucked in. The VA's new review relied on a 2011 report by the Institute of Medicine, We hope to have data gathered and analyses published in 2017.”.

Advocates hope to restart debate over benefits for blue water Navy vets. But the blue water veterans – who served on ships off the coast of the country – still must prove they were directly exposed to Agent Orange for their illnesses to be labeled as service-connected. In many cases, collecting scientific evidence of the presence of the chemical on or near the ships is impossible, given the decades that have passed.