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Deltawife

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Good day everyone! I have a question.

A dear friend of ours has ALS and is not going to be around much longer. He graduated in 1973 and went directly in to the service. His job was loading up barrels of AO onto a truck. (I can't remember where he was) The VA is taking care of him, but he was denied and compensation pay because he was NOT in the zones where the AO was sprayed. Is there anything that can be done to help him, and his wife? Thanks in advance.

Patti

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ALS has been a presumptive service connectable condition since Sept 2008:

http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=1583

It does not require proof of exposure to AO.

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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AL (amyloidosis) went onto the AO presumptive list in May 2009 and requires proof of exposure to AO.

http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/al_amyloidosis.asp

ALS is for any veteran who falls into the categories within the ALS regulations as within the other link I posted:

"WASHINGTON – Veterans with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) may receive badly-needed support for themselves and their families after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced today that ALS will become a presumptively compensable illness for all veterans with 90 days or more of continuously active service in the military."

GRADUATE ! Nov 2nd 2007 American Military University !

When thousands of Americans faced annihilation in the 1800s Chief

Osceola's response to his people, the Seminoles, was

simply "They(the US Army)have guns, but so do we."

Sameo to us -They (VA) have 38 CFR ,38 USC, and M21-1- but so do we.

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