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Yes I thought I posted this the other day-


If Thailand vets are within those MOS designations and in Thailand at the bases after the spraying dates (in CHECO report)-they certainly fall under (if they have AO disabilities) the Nehmer Court Order and Stipulation as to their retro-IF they in fact were denied for an AO claim in a past VA decision-

in most cases-

and this applies to Thailand AO widows too-

if the AO contributed or caused the veteran's death Nehmer covers us too- as far as retro EED for DIC.

In most cases-

each claim is a case by case basis-

the vet or widow has to figure out which part of the class action applies to them.

NVLSP lists these as categories in the VBVM and at their web site under the Nehmer information.

I forget which category I am in.

Nehmer claims are unlike all other claims and many have very favorable EEDS.

My award didnt even mention Nehmer-I found something in M 21-1 that says the VA should not refer to Nehmer in any AO award.

I mention it in everything I send to them.They are still working on my award.

As soon as I have time- I am going to ask the H VAC to look into that.

The VA doesn't want us to know of Nehmer because when we read it and are AO vets or widows we can readily see that their are often more favorable EEDS then the VA wants to give us.They dont want us to know this obviously since M21-1 tells them not to even mention Nehmer-which controls the awards for all AO vets.

Prior to the VCAA the Nehmer Court Order was the most important decision I had ever seen regarding AO vets.

Kurt Priessman has posted the CHECO report he got under FOIA many times on the web for any vet to use if they were on the perimeter of Thailand bases where AO was used and have MOS or other proof of direct exposure and an AO presumptive disability.

Edited by Berta (see edit history)
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Yes you are right lady - you had already posted it

and somehow I missed your posting it.

Sorry about that but I sure am glad you saw it too.


Are the CHECO report and the Ranchhand stuff the same

or are they different ?


Edited by carlie (see edit history)
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2 Very different things:


A little on Ranch Hand study here

Just Google USAF Ranch Hand for more


info on CHECO here

(shoplasvegas is member of SVR but I forget who he is)

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