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VA Will Soon Begin Processing Claims for 3 New Agent Orange Illnesses

May 29, 2021

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The Department of Veterans Affairs will soon start processing claims for three new presumptive illnesses linked to exposure to herbicides in Vietnam and elsewhere. It also plans to automatically review all previous claims and denials for the conditions, VA officials said Thursday.

According to VA Secretary Denis McDonough, the department in coming weeks will issue a policy to implement a law that added bladder cancer, hypothyroidism and Parkinsonism — or Parkinson’s-like symptoms — to the list of conditions considered linked to Agent Orange exposure.

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