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Updates BWN AO and potential more presumptives


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"A recent ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims could accelerate adjudication of thousands of veterans' disability claims appeals, but only for cases awaiting certification from the VA. [more]"

https://www.nvlsp.org/news-and-events/category/agent-orange

Some cases at the BVA have already been granted.

The fact that some BWN vets on appeal ,have found a large payment in their checking accounts recently from the VA ,tells me the payments are getting out faster than the award letters.

This is not unusual,  many of my awards came with a payment first and then the award letter arrived. 

I think the  BWN vets who have already been awarded under Nehmer are Footnote One vets....meaning they had a AO disability rated and deemed NSC in a past VA decision that denied for AO disability because they had no boots on ground until HR 299 and Procopio!!!!!!

BVA pulled those claims and awarded them on an "accelerated " basis!

I have about 20 more to read at the BVA.

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Also many of you might know of the AO Presumptive situation- Former Sec Shulkin wanted to three more to the presumptive list.

I sent Secretary Wilke what I felt was a good argument to include Hypertention to that list as theirehas been a AO HBP award already due to AO exposure.Maybe more, I will check.

I filed a claim already due to AO HBP contributing to my husband's death ( it is also an accrued claim.)

I used the same evidence the BVA did , the NAP report and also I had, like he did, an IMO (mine is  from the VA itself).

The status of that is this:

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/pentagon-congress/2019/11/01/senate-dems-blast-omb-for-delaying-va-decision-on-new-agent-orange-presumptives/

My letter to Wilkie ,after a few months went to my RO, and it appeared they held back that claim, due to the letter- however I filed it again on the news forms.

I have the emails they ,in the Mil.com link, are talking about and I knew someone (non VA)was putting the screws on these potential new presumptives....

Still =if any Vietnam incountry veteran  or Blue Water Navy vet who served in the 12 mile limit-does have any of those Possible new presumptives  to include hypertension, they should claim them,due to AO along with any other established presumptives they have.

 

 

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