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Agent Orange/Other Toxic Substances & Alzhemier’s: El Toro Marine Awarded 100% Disability

June 13, 2011

El Toro Marine Awarded 100% Disability

Retired Marine Captain Jim Brooks, age 79, is a victim of organic solvent exposure, Agent Orange, and a myriad of other toxic chemical exposures.

According to the Alzheimer’s Association, “Alzheimer’s is not a normal part of aging, although the greatest known risk factor is increasing age, and the majority of people with Alzheimer’s are 65 and older.

CHECK IT OUT: As part of his VA claim, Sue put together a 'career time line and exposures’. The VA doesn’t require this step, but it’s obvious that it’s an excellent tool for documenting a disability claim.

 

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  1. SUE BAUMANN Reply

    MY HUSBAND SERVED THREE TOURS IN VIET-NAM ON RIVER PATROL BOATS (1967,68 AND 69. HE WAS EXPOSED TO AO AND SOME OTHERS. HE'S RECIEVING 90 PERCENT FOR PTSD AND 10 FOR LOSS OF HEARING. HE WAS DIAGNOSED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WITH MILD COGNITIVE DECLINE. HE IS 63 YEARS OLD NOW BUT WAS DX. IN HIS LATE 50'S. HE IS GETTING WORSE AND WE BELIEVE IT'S FROM ALL HIS EXPOSURE TO THE VARIOUS CHEMICALS. HE WAS "BOOTS ON GROUND" A LOT. WOULD HE QUALIFY FOR MORE COMPENSATION ? AND WHAT DOES HE NEED TO DO? THEY TELL ME HE'S ON THE AO LIST ALREADY. CAN I DO ANYTHING ON HIS BEHALF. THANK YOU, SUE BAUMANN

    • admin Reply

      Hi Sue – I’m sorry I didn’t see your comment until today. I don’t know why it was hidden or something. Anyway your question is complex and not easily answered in this comment format.
      You should join AO Info & Awareness Yahoo group and VFC yahoo group. Each group has many members who are knowledgeable re: veterans benefits and claims esp. agent orange. In
      order to qualify for more than 100% the veteran has to lose the use of his feet or something similar. I can’t remember but you need to read up on extra monthly compensation to be sure
      he does qualify before going to any trouble. My husband had 70% for PTSD, 30% for unemployability, 10% diabetes, 0% Hep C, 100% for the loss of the use of his feet due to peripheral
      neuropathy (PN) and drop foot which was 2ndary to diabetes. He also had 20% for one arm and 25% for the other due to PN. So sorry I didn’t see your comment sooner, Sharon Perry, Founder.

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