Veteran’s Disability Benefits
October 15, 2019
Hello and welcome to Legal Tip Tuesday! I’m Michael Quatrini and I’m here to talk a little bit about Veteran’s Disability Benefits. Recently, it was indicated by the secretary of the Veteran’s Administration that the big ruling that happened in January of 2019, that all Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange will now include those Veteran’s that were at least 12 miles off shore or less, that that ruling will be suspended and no claims will actually be decided until at least the beginning of January 1st of 2020.
Unfortunately, that’s disappointing to our firm and other clients. That doesn’t mean that claims shouldn’t be filed if you fall into those categories. Just to review, if you are a Vietnam Veteran, and you served on a blue water ship that was within 12 nautical miles of the cost of Vietnam, you should apply, or reapply, if you’ve been denied in the past for conditions related to Agent Orange. We will continue to update you on any of the VA procedures going forward. I wish you the best Tuesday going forward, have a great rest of the week.