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Old 02-18-2016, 07:33 AM   #141
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Agent Orange Exposure Update

While surfing the web I found information stating Viet Vets stationed at Thailand bases were eligible for AO exposure claims. AO was used to defoliate the growth around the perimeter fences. SP's and anyone else who regularly patrolled the perimeter are eligible.
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The V A is kind of like S S disability. They turn you down rhe first time so file the appeal right away.
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I lost my father to Agent Orange related cancer, 2 years ago. I too have multiple health issues from it. Unfortunately, my father was awarded a 100% service connected disability about 2 months before his death. They never paid a penny, aside from 3 rounds of chemo that didn't work.
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Old 05-18-2016, 03:07 PM   #145
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It is true that Thailand Veterans do fall under the presumption clause but it is AFSC specific. Not all assigned are covered only those who fall under the VA coverage so check into the Clause before you jump the gun. I was covered because I was a canine handler of the 42 Security Police Squadron in Udorn.
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Being a CSO for the DAV I would not advise anyone to file under an appeal as the appeal process will take over 4 years to get a decision and I do know that time frame is now closer to 5 maybe 6 years before a decision is made. What I would do is complete a DRO which is a review by a local VA Review Officer using one of the Service Organizations to assist in the matter. Your odds are better in getting a reversal of an unfavorable decision from the VA.
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If your dad was awarded a compensation claim and given a 100% rating the VA owes a spouse or next of kin his awarded payment so have a service organization file for those payments. You might also be covered being a child of the veteran but it is only for specific illnesses and the VA has that list. A service organization may be able to assist you as well and it's for free.
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K9Piper is correct about the DAV working for you when you have filed for a claim. They are the BEST at helping all veterans as far as I am concerned.Life member for 40 years. Give them a call!!

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