MOAA is among 20 veteran and military service organizations asking the VA to add four diseases to the Agent Orange presumption list in an effort to help thousands of affected veterans receive benefits.
In a Nov. 15 letter to VA Secretary Robert Wilkie, leaders of the groups requested the immediate addition of hypertension, bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson’s-like symptoms to the list. Each of the diseases has been linked to exposure to Agent Orange by researchers from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
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More than 90,000 sea-service veterans exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are one step closer to receiving disability pay and health care benefits from the VA.
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act was overwhelmingly approved by the House 382-0 on Monday night. The bill will now move to the Senate for final approval.
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