Benefits for Blue Water Vets

Have you ever met a Navy Veteran who served off the shores of Vietnam who worked on the flight deck of a Navy Vessel during the late ’60s and early ’70s and was exposed to the Dioxin Herbicide? 

Would you believe the Navy Veteran has several life-threatening presumptive conditions due to dioxin exposure and only receiving an overall 10% rating for tinnitus? Well believe it because of the many Blue Water Navy Veterans who have struggled for decades in proving their case to the VA and Congress in hopes to receive compensation for their conditions. 

For years, Navy Veterans who served in the waters outside of Vietnam and Cambodia to include rivers and lakes within the country had their VA claims denied. The Decision Letters would say, “the existing evidence doesn’t justify the presumption of toxic exposure.” However, other land-based Vietnam Veterans didn’t have to prove their ailments for compensation benefits.  

Please don’t misunderstand my words as the VA has and will continue to treat the veterans with any condition medically. However, Congress and the VA could not see extending out compensation benefits for Navy veterans who were affected by the Agent Orange chemicals. That was then, and this is now.

As of June 26, 2019, President Donald Trump signed the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, which requires the VA to provide disability benefits for those veterans who served in the offshore regions of Vietnam. Once you have a diagnosis of a presumptive condition due to Agent Orange exposure, you may now file a claim and receive compensation.   

Sounds too good to be true right? After all of these years, Navy Vietnam Veterans will be able to receive the compensation they deserve! Well, let’s just say the VA hasn’t entirely raised the “white flag” just yet. There will be new “qualifications” tied to this so-called victory. They are looking into narrowing down the areas where ships were initially qualified for the Blue Water Program from past initiatives. They also are pulling back on making a final decision on pending and or new claims until Jan 2020 using the effective date to strategize the plan of managing the influx of new Blue Water claims. 

Overall this is a great victory for a lot of seasoned veterans. Many of these families have children who were born with spina bifida and will also benefit from this law. I just hope our Blue Water Veterans hang on long enough to see this through as their life-threatening conditions have overcome their quality of life.

Want to help other veterans? Please SHARE THIS POST!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

VA RATERS REVEAL
3 *SECRET*
VA CLAIM TIPS!

Hi Veterans, how would you like to learn 3 VA disability claim SECRETS from actual VA Rating Officials, aka, the people who determine your final VA rating?

Brian Reese here, USAF 100% disabled veteran, and founder of VA Claims Insider.

Part of the reason we call ourselves VA Claims “INSIDER” is because we get access to information that nobody else does…

In my brand-new 30-minute video training you’ll hear from “Actual VA Raters Who Reveal 3 VA Claim SECRETS (Learn What the VA Doesn’t Want You to Know…)”

Are you finally ready to get the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve?

Enter your email address below for immediate FREE access to the training:

Recent Posts

Follow Us

Dear Veteran, here’s the brutal truth about VA disability claims:

I’m sure many of you reading this message right now are underrated by the VA…

This means you do NOT currently have the VA disability rating and compensation YOU deserve, and you could be missing out on thousands of dollars of tax-free compensation and benefits each month.

As a fellow disabled Veteran this is shameful and I’m on a mission to change it.

Brian Reese here, Air Force service-disabled Veteran and Founder @ VA Claims Insider.

Since 2016, VA Claims Insider has helped thousands of Veterans just like you get the VA rating and compensation they deserve using our network of medical professionals for DBQ reviews and medical Nexus opinions.

If accepted into our Elite program, you’ll get exclusive access to the ELITE Experience Portal (EEP), which contains over $7,500 worth of high-value VA claim resources, as well as access to our proprietary medical consulting process for DBQ reviews and medical Nexus opinions, which could result in a higher VA rating in less time.

It’s FREE to get started, so click “Go Elite Now” below to complete our 3-step intake process.

STEP #1: Complete Basic Information
STEP #2: E-Sign Agreement & Privacy
STEP #3: Join the Mastermind Group

If you’re stuck, frustrated, underrated, and currently rated between 0%-90%, VA Claims Insider Elite is for you!

Click “Go Elite Now” below to get started today and a member of our team will be in touch within 96 hours.