Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

Today, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Dr. David J. Shulkin announced that he is considering possible new presumptive conditions that may qualify for disability compensation related to Agent Orange exposure.

“After thoroughly reviewing the National Academy of Medicine (NAM)’s latest report regarding Veterans and Agent Orange, and associated data and recommendations from the NAM Task Force, I have made a decision to further explore new presumptive conditions for service connection that may ultimately qualify for disability compensation,” Secretary Shulkin said. “I appreciate NAM’s work and the commitment and expertise of VA’s NAM Task Force, and look forward to working with the Administration on the next steps in the process.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs will now begin work with the Administration to concurrently conduct a legal and regulatory review of these potential presumptive conditions for awarding disability compensation to eligible veterans.

2 Responses to “Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs on Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions”

  1. Jim Davis November 4, 2017 at 10:44 pm #

    After fifty years, when is the VA and Congress going to do the right thing?

    They can always seem to find money to conduct their witch hunts, file frivolous law suits against President Trump.

    They can find money to give to illegals and refugees who want nothing more than to kill all Americans, when will they keep their promises and care for Veterans?

  2. Neal Durham December 31, 2017 at 10:58 pm #

    Again, the VA is dragging its feet. I had a tumor removed in June of this year. 5 C X3.2 C. I served in Vietnam, one long tour and 2 short tours. Where the Ranch Hands were filled with that crap, it dripped on the ground and we had to walk through it everyday. Try to file a claim and of course it gets rejected. Prove it is their remarks. I recently asked to be scheduled for a full physical as it had been 11 years since my last one. “I need to talk to my supervisor. We will get back to you.” This is the Boise, Idaho VA. They have not responded back.

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