Agent Orange Vietnam Veterans with Parkinson’s

Below is a website address that will be of interest to all Vietnam veterans who have Parkinson’s Disease.

http://www1.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1796

The following announcement is taken from the website above which extends “agent orange” benefits to veterans of the Vietnam War.

Used in Vietnam to defoliate trees and remove concealment for the enemy, Agent Orange left a legacy of suffering and disability that continues to the present.  Between January 1965 and April 1970, an estimated 2.6 million military personnel who served in Vietnam were potentially exposed to sprayed Agent Orange.

In practical terms, Veterans who served in Vietnam during the war and who have a “presumed” illness don’t have to prove an association between their illnesses and their military service.  This “presumption” simplifies and speeds up the application process for benefits.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

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