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August 23, 2011

August 30th Deadline for Retroactive Agent Orange Benefits

Full article at: Vietnam Veterans can file for retroactive benefits

Tuesday, August 23, 2011 3:06 PM CDT

Vietnam-era veterans who had boots on the ground in Vietnam and have medical diagnoses for three presumptive conditions related to Agent Orange exposure need to file their disability claims with the Department of Veterans Affairs by Aug. 30 in order to qualify for up to one year of retroactive benefits.

“Veterans who have a diagnosis of ischemic heart disease, hairy cell and other B-cell leukemias, or Parkinson’s disease can apply for disability benefits at any time,” said Charles James, Director of Benton County Veterans Affairs. “But to receive retroactive benefits, they need to apply by Aug. 30 to get up to a year’s worth of retroactive benefits.”

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