NVLSP Press Releases
NVLSP will continue to monitor how VA manages Agent Orange disability benefits and ensure veterans are treated fairly
NVLSP issues a statement on today’s announcement by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) awarding a presumption of Agent Orange exposure to military veterans who flew C-123 planes after the Vietnam War. The announcement awards disability benefits to these veterans, many of them Air Force reservists, who did not initially know they were exposed to Agent Orange while flying C-123 planes for the military after the Vietnam war ended. [more]
Released 6/18/15 | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
They’re accustomed to tackling legal challenges when fighting to help our nation’s veterans, but now the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP) is taking on a new challenge – raising funds competitively for five weeks through the crowdsourcing Veterans Charity Challenge. [more]
Released 5/21/15 | Tags:
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Released 6/18/15 at Military.com | Tags: Agent Orange, Veteran's Benefits
New rules posted to the federal register on Thursday make it possible for American service members exposed to Agent Orange years after the Vietnam War to be awarded compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs for related health problems. But it is unlikely that many of the now-eligible, dioxin-sickened veterans who previously applied for compensation will have an active date-of-claim any earlier than tomorrow -- June 19, 2015 -- when the rule change takes effect. [more]
Released 5/21/15 at The Spectrum | Tags:
It used to be that a veteran could literally put a name and phone number on a piece of paper, write a line or two about wanting to file a claim, and the Department of Veterans Affairs would be responsible for getting in touch to help fill out a form. The start date began when that first correspondence was received and the veteran had a year to finish sending the information. Now back-of-the-envelope filing is no more. As of March 2015, claims must follow a set of new requirements and be on specific forms to be considered. [more]
Released 5/19/15 at The Tampa Tribune | Tags:
One of NVLSP’s jobs is to make sure the VA pays the survivors of Vietnam veterans the disability benefits the veteran is owed due to the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. [more]
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