VA Accrued Benefits

VA Accrued Benefits In Detail What entitles a person to VA accrued benefits? How does VA decide what I will or will not receive? Some veterans die with Va benefits that were due the beneficiary at the time of death but not paid. These benefits stand as Accrued Benefits. The line of succession determines entitlement.  […]

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Stegall Violation

What Is A “Stegall Violation”? A Stegall Violation is a common error in Veteran Disability Claims.  The name comes from the case: Stegall v. West, 11 Vet App. 268 (CAVC 1998). A previous remand confers on the claimant, as a matter of law, the right to compliance with the remand orders. Stegall v. West, 11 […]

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Blue Water Navy Exposure

Blue Water Navy Exposure To Agent Orange The website http://www.bluewaternavy.org/ is devoted to Blue Water Navy Exposure to Dioxin. It provides information related to dioxin and other toxic exposures by personnel of the Blue Water Navy.  Additionally included are the Coast Guard and Fleet Marine personnel. John Rossie, executive director of the Blue Water Navy […]

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Agent Orange In Korea

Veterans Exposed To Agent Orange In Korea This article explains the disability benefits available to veterans exposed to Agent Orange in Korea.  Today many more Korean Vets have access to quality health care and benefits. Since 2011, when a new VA regulation was made. Related to Korean Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the […]

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Blue Water Vets 2015

Blue Water Vets Legislation Update 2015 Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D, NY18) is one of the ardent supporters of the Blue Water Vets Legislation. He is among those pushing for the legislation and he believes that support is gaining momentum in Congress and legislation is coming closer to floor vote. As of November 16, 2015 […]

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Brown Water Vets

Who Are The Brown Water Vets? Why does the VA refer to some Vietnam Vets as Brown Water Vets and others as Blue Water Vets? Brief history: The term “brown-water navy” originated in the American Civil War. According to Gary Joiner who wrote “Mr. Lincoln’s Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron American Crisis” (2007 Rowman […]

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What is the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2015?

It has been 40 years since the end of the Vietnam War, but Blue Water Navy Vets are still fighting for Agent Orange Compensation. Even though most didn’t step foot in Vietnam, some 90,000 Navy vets who served offshore during the Vietnam era may have been exposed to the toxic chemicals and continue to seek […]

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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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