VETERANS - New Conditions Added to Agent Orange Presumptive List

3 months 1 day ago #60521 by Jack R
VA NEWSNew Conditions Added to Agent Orange Presumptive ListThree new conditions were recently added to the list of presumptive conditions for which the Department of Veterans Affairs grants service connection to Vietnam War veterans affected by exposure to the chemical herbicide Agent Orange.  This means that tens of thousands of veterans will now be eligible for VA disability benefits if their Agent Orange exposure resulted in bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, or Parkinson’s Disease-like symptoms.The addition of these conditions is unusual in that it came from Congress, not VA.  Typically, presumptive conditions are determined by VA, based on significant supporting evidence from scientific studies.  However, in this case, the conditions are being added as part of a measure included in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA.  The National Defense Authorization Act is a policy and spending bill for the Defense Department that passes through Congress every year.Effective January 1,2021, Public Law 116-288Vet with Bladder Cancer ? NEW RULES. Talk to your VA Rep or house member.

This is new news, and it has been a long time coming. Please post success stories of your submitting your new or revised claim. 

6/2015 HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again :)
1/2020 CIS is back
Tried Keytruda, stopped by side effects
Workin on a new plan for 2021
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3 months 1 day ago #60522 by Alan
Jack,

Thanks for the info. I have a good friend with Parkinson's that continues downhill from his 2 years in Nam.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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