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NVLSP Wins: Court orders VA to pay retroactive benefits to thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans

Released 11/11/20 at Connecting Vets | Tags: Agent Orange, Class Actions, Veteran's Benefits

The Department of Veterans Affairs must redecide thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans' benefits claims that may have been wrongfully denied, and pay retroactive benefits, a federal judge ruled last week. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled in favor of thousands of Blue Water Navy veterans, those who served off the coast of Vietnam, and their survivors, enforcing a 29-year-old class action consent decree established in Nehmer v. VA.

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