Agent Orange

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Agent Orange

Postby Niner Alpha » Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:08 pm

Here are a few Government links that offer information about Agent Orange related assistance.

Health care for Veterans exposed to Agent Orange and the examination for confirming a connection between Agent Orange exposure and medical problems.
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposure ... atment.asp

Benefits for Veterans with medical problems that be linked to Agent Orange.
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposure ... nefits.asp


Agent Orange updates and news.
http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/
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Lt Richard Dorn - Delta - 2nd platoon 69/70

Postby Delta75 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:14 pm

One hint--it helps to have a veteran's organization like DAV, VFW,
TX Vets Assoc to assist in writing the claim(s). I got 10% added
to my army retirement separation claims after I developed diabetes
type 2 (Agent Orange related) some years later. I used one of
these advocacy groups to help me fight the VA bureaucracy, it took
about 13 months. They offer some info on their websites, I think
you can even do the paperwork with them on the phone. My second
round of claims has been 'percolating' for 2+ yrs. Call one or 2
of these vet groups & discuss it with them.

It's sad, but I think the VA's motto is "delay, deny, eventually
they'll die!"
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Ed Stegora - Alpha Company - 1969

Postby Delta75 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 8:26 pm

I have received 30% connection to agent orange since back in the 90's.
I had severe pussules on my legs and back with flare ups still going on. They put me on a steroidal cream and it helps alot, but as a result I now have severe osteoperosis at -2.0. I had a clear visable issue, but kind of damned either way. As for a fight to get comp , no problem for me , but back then they called it agent orange now it is noted as severe skin infectious acne. Just another way to rule me out for getting more compensation.
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Mack

Postby Delta75 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:42 pm

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Eddie Johnson - Charlie Company

Postby Delta75 » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:55 pm

Health issues i have severe COPD, I have not smoked in 25 or more
years so we are saying it is agent orange. the VA position on agent
orange is: Delay, Deny and hope i will die. quite simply it is the theme
of the VA.
there is no positive treatment for it and of course no compensation either.

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