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Veterans Agent Orange Benefits: VA Publishes The Retroactive Benefit Rules For Agent Orange Claims Required By The Nehmer Court Order

February 18, 2012

The new regulations also explain that if the person to whom the retroactive benefits is owed (that is, the Vietnam veteran or the survivor of a Vietnam veteran who claimed death benefits) dies before the VA is ready to make the payment, the VA does not get to keep the money; instead, the VA must make the payment to the surviving spouse, surviving children, or surviving parent of the deceased individual, or, if no such surviving family member exists, to the individual’s estate.


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THE NEW VA REGULATION -- 38 C.F.R. § 3.816 § 3.816—Awards under the Nehmer Court Orders for disability or death caused by a condition presumptively associated with herbicide exposure.

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