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Bladder Cancer VA and Agent Orange

2 years 6 months ago #53218 by jimswife
Just an update that I wanted to let you all who are Vietnam Veterans know about. Please, if you haven't file a claim citing your exposure and your bc. It will add to the numbers of VN veterans with BC. Wishing you all well!

Secretary Shulkin is meeting with the disability advisory committee on June 20-21 to discuss new evidence. I think if there is going to be a consideration to add disabilities, they will come some time after this meeting. I believe I read (here) somewhere, some time ago, that the Secretary has 90 days from a date of new evidence to render his decision to include or exclude. If that is true, it could be September or so before something new could happen. Kind of the usual time of year to make changes (end of fiscal year).

I'm adding this link in case you want to follow what happens on this subject. A lot of these meetings are available live, through CSPAN and other resources. If you want to learn more, the link below provide additional info.

https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2017/04/10/2017-07102/advisory-co mmittee-on-disability-compensation-notice-of-meeting
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