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Veterans Benefits – Is Coronavirus Covered?

Veterans who are exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, such as coughing, fever, and shortness of breath, and are concerned that they may have contracted COVID-19, should contact 1-877-741-3400 or visit va.gov/coronavirus. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has put in place a dynamic public health response for the care and protection of Veterans in the face...
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Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions – Eligible for Veterans Benefits – Delayed by VA Studies

On February 10th, seven of the country’s largest veterans organizations urged lawmakers in Washington DC to expedite veterans benefits for nearly 200,000 Vietnam-era veterans suffering from presumptive medical conditions linked to Agent Orange. Currently, the list of conditions presumed to be caused by exposure to chemical herbicides, such as Agent Orange used during the Vietnam...
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PTSD Veterans – Does One Treatment Fit All?

On January 30th, a study conducted by researchers at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine was published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA). The study summarized the findings of recently conducted clinical trials on the effectiveness of two main therapy approaches used by the Department of Defense (DoD) and Veterans Affairs...
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Blue Water Navy Veterans Urged to File Claims Now

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was signed into law in June 2019, by President Donald Trump. The act restores and expands veterans disability benefits to those potentially exposed to Agent Orange, while serving on open-sea ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war. Vietnam War blue water sailors had their disability eligibility...
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Military Medical Malpractice – How to File a Claim

On December 20, 2019, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, which included provisions from an earlier bill, the SFC Richard Stayskal Military Medical Accountability Act, that allows active duty servicemembers, veterans, or their surviving family members to file claims for death or personal injury caused by the negligence or wrongful acts of a...
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Veterans Affairs Plans to Research Toxic Exposures to Service Connected Veterans

On November 13, 2019, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) chief of research development, Rachel Romani, announced the VA will undertake a comprehensive research project in 2021 on environmental exposures to military personnel and their connection to diseases in veterans and their offspring. VA researchers are scrutinizing the department’s existing research and speaking with veterans...
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Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions proposed Two Years ago still awaiting Senate resolution

On or about October of 2017, Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Dr. David Shulkin agreed to add three health conditions — bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s like symptoms — to the presumptive conditions list of 14 Agent Orange-related illnesses, but it was never announced. The Office of Management and Budget, including Director Mick Mulvaney, and other...
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