VA Press Release & Agent Orange Disability Qualification Expanded

Agent Orange is a very toxic defoliant used by the US military in several conflicts, in particular Vietnam and Korea.

The VA has just issued a Press  Release related to a Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea.

This will make it easier for Korea Veterans to obtain health care and other benefits for exposure to Agent Orange.

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VA PRESS RELEASE ON AGENT ORANGE FOR KOREA VETERANS:

Under the final regulation published today in the Federal Register, VA will presume herbicide exposure for any Veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit determined by VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which herbicides were applied.”

According to the 2002 US Census, there were approximately 240,000 military veterans in Orange County.  So, it is very likely that a significant percent of them would have had significant exposure to Agent Orange.
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MORE DETAILS:

CLICK HERE FOR MORE ON AGENT ORANGE.

CLICK HERE FOR PICTURES ON AGENT ORANGE.

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Shared by:  Rafael Ojeda, retired USAF, Vietnam veteran, member of WA State Governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee and a pro-tem State Commander for American GI Forum.

posted by:   Francisco J. Barragan

Commander of UMAVA (United Mexican-American Veterans Association) – Advocating for All Veterans!

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