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New Presumptives Going Through Now


Just called the 800 number to check on status of my Ischemic Heart AO claim, young lady informed me that all of the new presumptive claims were now being processed without further delay. She said that it was now out of Congress and that the VA is presently processing all claims as of yesterday. Can anyone else confirm this information, as far as I am concerned this is great news for everyone concerned.


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I received the Iris response below yesterday:

We also show your October 19, 2009, claim for increase seeking an earlier effective date for cardiac arterial disease open at the Roanoke RO. VA must hold all claims regarding B cell leukemias, Parkinson’s disease, and ischemic heart disease until final regulations are accepted, published, and the final review process is completed. The final regulation (38 CFR 3.309(e)) was published August 31, 2010. The regulation is now under a 60-day period where Congress is able to review the regulation and decide whether to grant final approval to the regulation.

Until final regulations have been approved, VA cannot grant benefits. Once the regulations are final, VA will process the claims on a priority basis, but we cannot determine the exact length of time the review will take. No claims regarding these new Agent Orange presumptive conditions have been completed.

So if we are to believe that then no they are not going through YET.

I also checked the VA website and while they do show the claims going through as of today for the gulf war issues there is nothing for the Vietnam vets on Agent Orange yet. But it is coming!

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I have searched the web for any article addressing this situation and found none. Perhaps because Congress is set to adjourn until November 15 without having taken any action to block the program this is all the DAV needs to start implementing the program? Of course that assumption requires that one apply logic and we all know how logical government agencies are?

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I agree! If they adjourn on Oct. 8th then there is not going to be any vote on it and the VA SHOULD use that for the start date of paying these!

I just talked to senator Webb's DC office and they tried to sell me a bunch of crock that it was not the senator's plan to delay payments for these 3 presumptives! Of course if you believe that I also have some ocean front property to sell in AZ.

But knowing government as we do if the congress critters are out of town the VA will probably just make us wait until Oct. 30th!! Jerks!

Take out the trash day is Nov.2nd do not forget!

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They adjourned today back Nov 15. Left everything on the table with a Stop Gap for 2 months to tun the Nation.


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