Sunday, December 14, 2008

New Help for NHL Claims

We have posted a new file that is important for anyone with a claim that includes Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma [NHL].

The file is titled: VA NHL Letter.pdf and can be found on our companion site,
VNVets Files, or, by joining the Veterans Association of Sailors of the Vietnam War [click on the orange VASVW logo on the left sidebar. Click on "Join this group" when you get there.]

The letter is an Adobe portable document file [.pdf] [you'll need Adobe Acrobat Reader so you can read this file.].

The letter is to Representative Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, who happens to be the Representative for Susie Belanger, who is an extremely experienced activist advocating for our cause, among others. I received my copy from Chuck Graham...thanks Chuck.

The letter is from Admiral Dunne, The Undersecretary of Veterans Affairs for Benefits. In the letter he quotes a policy that was released to all the Regional Offices in September of 2008, ordering the release of all NHL cases from the Haas stay.

If you are getting the runaround, or the stone wall about your NHL case, print out several copies of this letter and either take them to your local RO, or have your VSO do it.

If that doesn't work...let me know, ASAP. Give it 3-4 weeks after you get the letter to them.

Seriously, email me if you don't get movement on your claim. I have a plan of action ready to go. Use the "Email Me" link on the left sidebar.


”It is a stain on this nation's honor that the Department of Veterans Affairs has become a deadlier and more difficult adversary to the American veteran than any they have ever faced on a battlefield."-- VNVets

"The concept that Agent Orange, and its effects, stopped dead in its tracks at the shoreline is simply too illogical, and too ludicrous to accept. What does that say about the Bush Administration and his Department of Veterans Affairs?"--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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