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New Zealand Approves Parkinson's & Ischemic Heart Disease For Their Vietnam Vets



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To: Veteran Issues by Colonel Dan <VeteranIssues@yahoogroups.com>

Subject: [VeteranIssues] FW: New Zealand Approves Parkinson's & Ischemic Heart disease for their Vietnam Vets

Date: Sep 2, 2009 6:46 PM

From: Alan Oates [mailto:theoldvet@yahoo.com]

Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 2:55 PM

To: Colonel Dan

Subject: New Zealand Approves Parkinson's & Ischemic Heart disease for their Vietnam Vets

Colonel Dan, New Zealand reacted quickly to the lastest Institute of Medicine Veterans Agent Orange Review and approved Parkinson's and Ischemic Heart disease for New Zealand Vietnam Veterans.

Here is a link and a copy and paste from their site.



Pension shortcut for Viet Nam vets welcomed

Veterans’ Affairs Minister Judith Collins welcomed a decision to expand the list of presumptive illnesses for war pensions by Viet Nam veterans.

Veterans' Affairs New Zealand (VANZ) announced that with effect from 24 July 2009 the War Pensions Presumptive List for Viet Nam veterans will now include Parkinson’s disease and Ischaemic heart disease.

The additions now bring to 15 the number of conditions on the presumptive list for Viet Nam veterans.

Presumptive lists allow for the automatic acceptance of certain disabilities for a War Disablement Pension if a veteran served in certain theatres of conflict.

The lists are based on medical and scientific research which indicates that if a veteran of one of these theatres is suffering from a certain disability, it is likely that the disability was attributable to the veteran’s service.

“VANZ has been working hard to meet the needs of veterans and to focus on improving the delivery of services, including accessibility to War Disablement Pensions,” Ms Collins said.

“The addition of these illnesses to the presumptive list will ensure automatic pension eligibility for Viet Nam veterans with medical evidence confirming they have these conditions.

“It is essential that the Government listens to veterans and is responsive to their changing needs. I welcome this decision which improves access for veterans to support and services.”


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AO was manufactured in New Zealand. In the 1960's Monsanto sent out company missionaries to down play the local manufacturing of this crap to its citizens. The entire country reeks of AO.

At least the leaders of New Zealand and several other countries have some integrity when it comes to AO injury compensation to its Vietnam Veterans.




On behalf of Vietnam War alliesIn Australia, Canada and New Zealand, veterans obtained compensation in settlements that same year. In 1999, South Korean veterans filed a lawsuit in the Korean courts. In January 2006, the Korean Appeal Court ordered Monsanto and Dow to pay US$62 million in compensation. However, no Vietnamese have received compensation, and on March 10, 2005, Judge Jack B. Weinstein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York dismissed the lawsuit filed by the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange against the chemical companies which produced the defoliants and herbicides.

The case was appealed and heard by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on June 18, 2007. The Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of the case stating that the herbicides used during the war were not intended to be used to poison humans and therefore did not violate international law.[38] The lawyers for the Vietnamese have petitioned the US Supreme Court to consider the case.

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This could be big. To bad our own government will not admit to it nor tell people who have been affected where it was stored and used. They know but they won't tell.

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