123 aircraft personnel exposed to Agent Orange to get millions Air Force C of dollars in disability benefits As many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active duty forces exposed to Agent Orange will be provided with disability benefitsThe new rule covers an expanded group of military personnel who flew or worked on Fairchild C 123 aircraft in the United States from 1969 to 1986These forces are believed to have been exposed to coach outlet locations extraordinaire Agent Orange residueC 123 aircraft had been used to spray millions of gallons of the chemical herbicide during the Vietnam WarBy Ending years of wait, the government agreed on Thursday to provide millions of dollars in disability benefits to as many as 2,100 Air Force reservists and active duty forces exposed to Agent Orange residue on airplanes used in the Vietnam War.
The new federal rule, approved by the White House Office of Management and Budget, takes effect Friday. It covers an expanded group of military personnel who flew or worked on Fairchild C 123 aircraft in the United States from 1969 to 1986 and were believed to have been exposed to Agent Orange residue. The planes had been used to spray millions of gallons of the chemical herbicide during the Vietnam War. Agent Orange was a chemical herbicide sprayed on trees and vegetation during during the Vietnam War. It destroyed landscapes of the country at coach outlet 30044 the time, and years later, concerns about its health effects are still an issue It adds to an Agent Orange related caseload that already makes up one out of six disability checks issued by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). The expected cost over ten years is $47.5million, with separate healthcare coverage adding to the price tag. 'Opening up eligibility for this deserving group of Air Force veterans and reservists is the right thing to do,' Veteran Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald said coach outlet locations ulta in a statement. He planned to announce the decision in private meetings with veterans' organizations.
This is the first time the VA has established a special category of coach online outlet website Agent Orange exposure for troops who weren't on the ground or didn't serve on inland waterways in Vietnam. Still, citing weaker scientific evidence, the VA said it will not cover roughly 200,000 'Blue Water' veterans who say they were exposed to Agent Orange while serving aboard deep water naval vessels off Vietnam's coast. and abroad:.
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