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VA Ordered to Release New Agent Orange Policy

A lawsuit was recently brought by a coalition of veterans' service organizations to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The court  instructed VA to issue  a final regulation authorizing payment of claims for ischemic heart disease, Parkinson's disease, or B-cell leukemia for any veteran who stepped foot in Vietnam during the war, or their survivors, by Sept. 1.

The suit was the result of continued delays and missed deadlines by the VA on determining the final rules for expanding eligibility claims  to these diseases.

This is good news for thousands of Vietnam veterans who have been had their claims put on hold waiting for VA .

Read the full Tom Philpott article to learn more.

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