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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update September/October 2021

October 4, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR If you haven’t filed for the recent three added Agent Orange presumptives, do that soon. They are bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, and Parkinson-like symptoms. The committee has been having regular meetings to…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update July/August 2021

July 15, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR Since my last column, some things have been moving along. The AO Committee had a Zoom meeting April 8 and discussed important issues for veterans and their children. We came up…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update May/June 2021

June 28, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR First, a correction: In the last issue I reported that legislation had been passed that removed the one-year cut-off date for chloracne, acute/subacute peripheral neuropathy, and cutanea tarda. I was premature…

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May 28, 2021

VVA Applauds Swift Action of VA Secretary in Adding Bladder Cancer, Hypothyroidism, and Parkinsonism to list Agent Orange-recognized Diseases

(Washington, D.C.) --“VVA applauds VA Secretary Denis McDonough for his decision to immediately implement provisions of the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (Public Law 116-283) by adding bladder cancer,…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update March/April 2021

March 29, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR We hope that with a new presidential administration veterans will be taken care of more quickly. We are grateful for the issues the previous administration resolved. Three presumptives were attached to…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update January/February 2021

February 6, 2021

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR With the override of President Trump’s veto, the National Defense Authorization Act became law. Included in it is recognition—finally—of three presumptive illnesses associated with exposure to Agent Orange. The AO Committee…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update November/December 2020

November 25, 2020

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR This column is short and to the point. In the last issue I described the confusion the VA has created with P.L.114-315, the kids’ law. The committee has met on this…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update September/October 2020

September 10, 2020

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR I hope all VVA members and staff and their families are well during these uncertain times. Recently I received an email from a veteran who wanted to know when the VA…

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Agent Orange & Dioxin Committee Update July/August 2020

June 29, 2020

BY MAYNARD KADERLIK, CHAIR With the pandemic much has changed, but there’s not much movement for veterans as far as the four presumptives. We have waited more than four years for the VA Secretary to…

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Chapter 944 Lobbies to Expand Agent Orange Coverages

March 9, 2020

Members of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 944 joined elected officials Feb. 17 in Utica, N.Y., to call for additional Agent Orange health care benefits. The VA currently recognizes more than a dozen illnesses as diseases…

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