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Veterans Appeals

Vets Can Finally Sue Contractors for Cancer Caused by War

The suits say KBR’s actions resulted in illnesses and death. That seems like an obvious assumption: In the United States, we are not allowed to burn trash in large open pits because it’s a health hazard. Troops can tell you. It settled like smog over their housing areas, leaving...
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A vet’s long and winding road

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Sajta’s slender 125-pound frame allowed him to fit into tight spaces where most others couldn’t. While assigned to Clark Air Base in the Philippines in April 1967, it was Sajta’s duty to crawl into Air Force bombers to repair fuel bladders that carried Agent...
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Veteran Fights for $250K in Benefits for Agent Orange-Caused Condition

Frustrated and fed-up, Vietnam veteran Don Rabush calls his fight to get Veterans Affairs benefits for an ailment caused by Agent Orange one of the worth battles he’s ever faced. The Army second lieutenant has been working to get nearly 40 years of retroactive benefits after...
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Agent Orange Gagetown: Maine Army Guard troops haunted by Agent Orange

Soldiers who trained at a Canadian base blame their lasting health problems on exposure to herbicides. Veterans seeking disability benefits face the daunting challenge of proving their lung or prostate cancer, diabetes or other ailments regularly found in the general population...
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Agent Orange/Diesel Fuel: Bladder Cancer due to Agent Orange and/or Diesel Fuel is Granted S/C (Service connected)

Faces of Agent Orange – RETRACTION: No, bladder cancer has not been added to “the list” of presumptive Agent Orange related diseases. The last IOM report found inadequate evidence on bladder cancer. However, some individual cases have been granted by VA and the Board of...
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VA won’t say how many veterans die waiting for disability benefits

In half a dozen calls and emails, The Baltimore Sun asked the VA over a period of about two weeks for information about its backlog to process disability claims for American veterans — and the consequences of the delays on servicemen and servicewomen. The Sun’s report showed the...
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Lawmakers urge VA to keep better records

  In November, media investigators at Pro Publica and the Seattle Times found that the Veterans Benefits Administration denied some claims because service members’ units had lost or inaccurately catalogued their field records, making it impossible to prove they had deployed...
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Veterans Disability Benefits: New Audits Reveal VBA Crisis Worsening

In a new audit, Veterans’ Disability Benefits: Timely Processing Remains a Daunting Challenge, the GAO notes that VBA’s paper-based claims processing system involves “multiple hand-offs, which can lead to misplaced and lost documents and can cause unnecessary time delays.” The...
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SATEREN v. SHINSEKI – United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

SATEREN v. SHINSEKI DENNIS SATEREN, Claimant-Appellant, v. ERIC K. SHINSEKI, SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, Respondent-Appellee. No. 2011-7067. United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit. Decided: May 5, 2011. PER CURIAM. Dennis Sateren ("Sateren") appeals from a...
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