Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

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A new House bill could extend benefits. "Congress must pass H.R. 299 and ensure that all veterans exposed to Agent Orange get the healthcare and disability benefits they’ve earned. This is one.

US House passes legislation to extend Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans benefits After a unanimous victory in the House Tuesday night, legislation to grant benefits for Agent Orange exposure to Navy veterans who served in the waters off Vietnam will move to the Senate – where it failed to pass last year. The bill passed 410-0. Last year, the House passed relief for Blue Water.

It’s a bid to right what many of those Navy veterans. would allow veterans who served up to approximately 12 miles offshore to get VA health and disability benefits for illnesses that are tied to.

What Agent Orange Does To The Body New Hope for "Blue Water Navy" vets Exposed to Agent Orange. – During the Vietnam War, 90,000 Navy vets served offshore and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. But they are not eligible for VA disability benefits for health problems they suffered as a result of that exposure.. These sailors, who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war, were initially eligible for compensation under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.

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. are finally beginning to dissipate for the Navy's so-called “Blue Water” vets.. receive benefits for their exposure to Agent Orange during the Vietnam war.. partisan arena congress has become, and it's an indication lawmakers knew just. The House has done its part, and I hope the Senate will follow.

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 · On one hand, advocates point out, the report says it’s possible Navy vets were exposed; on the other, VA officials note, the authors say it’s possible they weren’t. Due to a lack of physical evidence, the researchers conceded that they "could not state with certainty” that any Vietnam veteran was exposed to Agent Orange.

Now, some legislators are trying to extend the benefits back to the "blue water Navy. means the veterans can get a better deal. Lawrence said if the Agent Orange bill passes, it could mean fewer.

Agent Orange Act Was Supposed to Help Vietnam Veterans – But Many Still Don’t Qualify The 1991 law presumes veterans were exposed to the defoliant if they have certain diseases and "set foot.

Learn about VA disability compensation and other benefits for Veterans with illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War or in certain related jobs. Find out if you may have had contact with this toxic chemical, and how to file a claim for compensation.

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Tens of thousands of veterans’ benefits are on the line as legislators and lawyers weigh whether they should compensate certain Navy veterans for possible exposure to Agent Orange.