Friday, August 18, 2006

Important News for Blue Water VN Vets!

The following arrived in my email a short time ago. This is the best thing to happen to Blue Water Vietnam Vets since coming home!

The message:

WHILE THIS MAY NOT APPLY TO MANY OF YOU, PLEASE PASS IT ON TO YOUR OWN LISTS, AS IT MAY HELP SOMEONE ELSE NOT IN THE LOOP

Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 15:54:34 -0400
Yesterday the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) made a ruling that all Veterans that served aboard U.S. Naval ships during the Vietnam War are eligible to claim Diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange/Dixon. If you have been denied Service Connection (SC) for any one of the 12 conditions associated with AO/D then you must re-file. If you are a vet who had his/her SC Comp pulled away from you that will be re-instated with retro. Whether or not those who filed claims and were denied is unclear at this time whether or not retro will apply? You MUST have a diagnoses from a Medical Doctor whether it be a Civilian or VA Doctor for the condition/s applied for. A list of conditions can be found by typing Agent Orange on your search engine. Click onto the sixth (6th link) listed. A picture of the C-123 "Patches" will be come up. Navigate through the web site. Get yourself somebody to represent you! DO NOT GO IT ALONE!!!!!!!!! I think VVA has the best people working for the benefit of Veterans, but there other Veteran Service Organizations out there. HuH? VFW, A. Legion, AmVets, Purple Heart, and quite a few others. To find a list of Vets Orginazition, (VSO) that are authorized to file claims for vets go to
www.va.gov/forms type in the number 21-22 That is the form that is used to appoint an Veterans Service Org to represent you scroll down to the second page and you'll find a list of organizations that can represent you. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE!

Celebrate by sharpening up your claim, and refiling old claims!

Then you can celebrate a little. But wait for the money before you hold the big bash!

VNVets

“With malice toward none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nation's wounds; to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan--to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace, among ourselves, and with all nations.”
-- President Abraham Lincoln

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