BLUE WATER NAVY WINS!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

From: “Pete McCaffrey" usmcisgt@hotmail.com

To: vva@vva2.talklist.com

 

Subject: GREAT NEWS for the BLUE WATER NAVY

 

Date: Thu, 17 Aug 2006 15:54:34 -0400

 

Yesterday the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (CAVC) made a ruling that all Veterans that served aboard U.S. Naval ships during the Vietnam War are eligible to claim Diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange/Dixon.

 

If you have been denied Service Connection (SC) for any one of the 12 conditions associated with AO/D then you must re-file. If you are a vet who had his/her SC Comp pulled away from you that will be re-instated with retro. Whether or not those who filed claims and were denied is unclear at this time whether or not retro will apply?

 

You MUST have a diagnoses from a Medical Doctor whether it be a Civilian or VA Doctor for the condition/s applied for.

 

A list of conditions can be found by typing Agent Orange on your search engine. Click onto the sixth (6th link) listed. A picture of the C-123 "Patches" will be come up. Navigate through the web site.

 

Get yourself somebody to represent you! DO NOT GO IT ALONE!!!!!!!!! 

 

I think VVA has the best people working for the benefit of Veterans, but there other Veteran Service Organizations out there. HuH? VFW, A. Legion, AmVets, Purple Heart, and quite a few others. To find a list of Vets Organization, (VSO) that are authorized to file claims for vets go to www.va.gov/forms type in the number 21-22 That is the form that is used to appoint an Veterans Service Org to represent you scroll down to the second page and you'll find a list of organizations that can represent you.

 

THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE!

 

Pete McCaffrey

USMC 1962-66 NAM-65

 

thanks TO PAUL FOR SENDING THIS GREAT NEWS TO US.

 

Kelley