Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Sad Day for Blue Water Sailors

Unfortunately, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims has reversed the lower court in the Haas case.

Here is all that really counts:

The Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (“the Veterans Court”) set aside the DVA’s interpretation as unduly restrictive. Haas v. Nicholson, 20 Vet. App. 257 (2006). We hold that the agency’s requirement that a claimant have been present within the land borders of Vietnam at some point in the course of his duty constitutes a permissible interpretation of the statute and its implementing regulation, and we therefore reverse the judgment of the Veterans Court.

Read the entire decision:http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/dailylog.html, scroll down to the Haas vs Peake case.

This leaves us with one option, and that is to press Congress to pass the Agent Orange Fair Compensation Act.

VNVets

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4 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:17

    WHAT DID YOU EXPECT. REMEMBER BUSH IS THE ONE THAT APPOINTED MOST OF DOJ..IT WAS ALSO BUSH THAT WANTED S2026 SUBMITTED TO AVOID PAYMENT OF BENEFITS. THE REPUBLICAN PARTY USES THE MILITARY JUST LIKE WE USE A PAPER TOWEL. WHEN IT IS NO LONGER NEEDED OR USEABLE IT IS DISCARDED, WHEN THE MILITARY MIGHT IS ONCE AGAIN NEEDED A NEW ONE IS PULLED OFF OF THE ROLE. BUSH STARTED THE IRAQI WAR NOT IN DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES BUT FOR OIL WE DID NOT GET THE BENEFIT OF. WARS STARTED BY LIES HAS NOT SERVED THE STARTING PARTIES WELL THOUGHOUT HISTOR, (WW1,WW2,KOREA, ETC...) DEFEAT OF THE BLUE WATER NAVY AGENT ORANGE ISSUE SENDS A STRONG AND CLEAR MESSAGE, IF YOU SURVIVE A WAR THE U.S. WILL FIND A WAY TO WASH THEIR HANDS AND NOT PROVIDE YOU WITH NEEDED BENEFITS OF WAR INCURRED INJURIES. PHYSICAL, MENTAL, OR CHEMICAL.

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  2. Anonymous15:31

    This is mor a question than a comment: I note that there is a statement regarding ships on the Blue Water Navy list that basically says that ship that anchored in the bays and harbors of Vietnam during the conflict meet the criteria for the Agent Orange disability....Is this true???

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  3. Generally, but you will have to prove it.

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  4. Anonymous13:49

    Unforunately,Justmore Delay's when they have all the proof'When will the dying get what they deserve.The delay's in the appeal's System.The cover up's with the missing/hidden Document's And now the lastest on the
    Haas Case.

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