Blue Water Navy

January 1st, 2022, Archive

VA Extends Benefits to More Veterans

Effective Jan. 1, 2020, Veterans who served as far as 12 nautical miles from the shore of Vietnam, or who had service in the Korean Demilitarized Zone, are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides, such as Agent Orange, and may be entitled to service connection for any of the 14 conditions related to herbicide exposure.

VA is also now able to extend benefits to children with spina bifida whose BWN Veteran parent may have been exposed while serving.

Veterans with questions about benefits or filing a claim can call our office at (330) 424-7214.

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