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Reliving Agent Orange. Still, veterans advocacy groups estimate about 90,000 Navy vets are not eligible to receive benefits related to Agent Orange exposure, either because their ships never entered inland waters, or because they have yet to prove they did.

Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits Peter Urban May 15, 2019 WASHINGTON – For the second time in as many years, the House overwhelmingly approved a bill that could make tens of thousands of Navy vets and their survivors eligible for benefits stemming from exposure to Agent Orange while serving in waters off Vietnam.

The 1991 law presumes veterans were exposed to the defoliant if they have certain diseases and "set foot" in Vietnam, but Navy vets and Air Force vets in Thailand say they were also exposed. Here’s our guide to groups seeking Agent Orange benefits.

Veterans' Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure Expanded VA expands Agent Orange ship list. The Department of Veterans Affairs has added 47 vessels to its list of Navy and Coast Guard ships whose crews may have been exposed to the defoliant Agent Orange. Former servicemembers who served aboard these “blue water” ships, as well as the more than 200 others listed in VA’s database from 1962 to 1975,

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Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) is aiming to help the thousands of Navy vets who came in contact with Agent Orange, the tactical herbicide used by the U.S. military from 1962 to 1975.It was named for the orange band around the storage barrel. The military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other tactical herbicides on trees and vegetation during the Vietnam War.

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During the Vietnam War, 90,000 Navy vets served offshore and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. But they are not eligible for VA disability benefits for health problems they suffered as a result of that exposure. These sailors, who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war, were initially eligible for [.]

Agent Orange Veterans Hunt Through Ship Logs In Fight With U.S. Navy. vets are not eligible to receive benefits related to Agent Orange exposure, in 2009 telling navy vets that if they sent.

 · Daines and Tester said Congress intended to cover all veterans exposed to Agent Orange, and that studies have shown that some serving on Navy vessels offshore were exposed to the herbicide when it.

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