Monday, January 31, 2011

More Vets Approved for Agent Orange Claims from MedPage Today

By Joyce Frieden, News Editor, MedPage 
Veterans who served in Korea from 1968 through 1971 were probably exposed to Agent Orange, which makes them eligible for treatment at VA medical centers, according to a ruling from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
"VA's primary mission is to be an advocate for veterans," Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki said in a statement. "With this new regulation VA has cleared a path for more veterans who served in the demilitarized zone in Korea to receive access to our quality healthcare and disability benefits for exposure to Agent Orange."

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