VA Appeals for PCT – Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
This article covers VA Appeals for PCT -Porphyria Cutanea Tarda. We will explain what it is, what VA benefits are available and what to do if you were denied your benefits claim.
What is Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)?
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT) is a disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas.
- blisters on areas of the skin exposed to the sun such as the face, arms, and hands followed by crusting and scarring
- increased hair growth on areas exposed to the sun
- liver damage
VA Benefits for Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (PCT)
The VA now presumes PCT is related to Veterans’ exposure to Agent Orange. Under VA’s rating regulations, it must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides.
If you are a Veteran who served in Vietnam, the Korean demilitarized zone or another area where Agent Orange was sprayed, you may be eligible for a free Agent Orange registry health exam. Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to herbicides during military service and died as the result of porphyria cutanea tarda may be eligible for survivors’ benefits.
Were you denied your benefits?
If you are a veteran with PCT and you were denied your benefits, you have the right to appeal. Additionally, if your symptoms appeared within one year of exposure to Agent Orange to a degree of at least 10 percent disabling by VA’s rating regulations, you could be eligible for disability compensation and health care. If you were denied, let us help you file your appeal.
Cameron Firm PC has certified Veteran Appeals Lawyers on staff who will fight with you to secure the benefits you deserve. We understand the sacrifices you have made. If you have been denied any of your VA benefits, you have the right to appeal. You also have the right to legal representation.
You have a much better chance of securing all your benefits with legal help. We understand the military legal system. Therefore, we will help you cut through the red tape. Call our office today at 800-861-7262.
Also if you prefer, simply use our secure web contact box to the right. Be assured your information is always completely protected and confidential. Contact us today so we can get started on your appeal right away. Because we are here to help you.
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