Nehmer Claim

What is a “Nehmer Claim”?

What is a “Nehmer Claim”? Who is eligible? This article details the origin of a Nehmer Claim. Also it provides information on who is eligible. “Nehmer” refers to the series of rulings resulting from a 1987 class-action lawsuit. Beverly Nehmer, the Vietnam Veterans of America and nine Vietnam veterans or widows, filed a federal class …

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The Toxic Exposure Research Act of 2015

The Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA) has been calling for more research on the generational legacy of toxic exposures for for all who have been exposed while serving in the armed forces. More veterans of recents wars report health issues in their children and grandchildren. On April 14, 2015, Sen. Moran (R-KS) joined Sen. Blumenthal …

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New And Material Evidence

New And Material Evidence

New And Material Evidence For A Denied Claim Learn what qualifies as new and material evidence for a denied claim.  Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regulate Pensions, Bonuses, and Veterans’ Relief.  Following, these are the current regulations codified by the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Armed Forces Retirement Home as …

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Presumed Disability

Presumed Disability

What is “Presumed Disability”? This article helps us understand what a Presumed Disability is. The VA requires specific evidence to qualify veterans for Disability Compensation. You must have medical evidence of a current physical or mental disability. Additionally there must be evidence of a relationship between your disability and an injury, disease, or event in …

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The Agent Orange Act

The Agent Orange Act

The Agent Orange Act of 1991 H.R.556 – Agent Orange Act of 1991 102nd Congress (1991-1992) To provide for the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to obtain independent scientific review of the available scientific evidence regarding associations between diseases and exposure to dioxin and other chemical compounds in herbicides, and for other purposes. During the Vietnam …

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New Evidence Appeals

New Evidence Appeals

New Evidence Appeals And The Board of Veterans’ Affairs What are your rights concerning new evidence appeals? The VA Regional Office (VARO) and the Board of Veterans’ Affairs (BVA) often deny many Veteran’s claims for lack of evidence on one of the key elements of their disability claim. In many cases, if you are able …

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