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Blue Water Navy vets can now claim disability for Agent Orange

A federal Court of Appeals panel voted in late January that "Blue Water Navy" Vietnam veterans qualify to receive disability benefits for any illnesses they've developed from their exposure to Agent Orange, a toxic chemical herbicide. One analyst notes that this ruling will ensure that thousands of veterans finally receive the disability benefits that those who are unable to work desperately need.

What are some of the most difficult problems veterans face?

After serving our nation and risking their lives, United States veterans often end their time with the military without the preparation they need to readjust to civilian life. These problems are difficult -- if not impossible -- to overcome without help and assistance from medical doctors and psychologists in their communities. This is why it's so essential that veterans receive all the medical care and other veteran's benefits that they deserve.

Can a discharged veteran with war-related mental illness sue?

There is nothing worse than risking life and limb to defend your country, but when returning to the United States, being treated like a second-class citizen, denied the care you require and being forced onto the streets. Nevertheless, this has happened to countless U.S. war veterans who developed mental health problems from their military service careers. Some of these individuals may have the right to sue the military.

Veterans face numerous critical issues: They deserve assistance

Returning from active duty and adjusting to life as a civilian is not always easy. This is true no matter how you return, with mental or physical disabilities or completely fine. The life adjustments you have to make are significant, which is why so many people struggle with them.

Veteran's death draws attention to the needs of the wounded

A veteran who was discharged from the VA hospital took his life following his release, something that is traumatic and tragic but also important to discuss. Veterans deal with many issues, some of which are emotional and psychological. It's their right to get the medical care they need.

What benefits can veterans apply for?

Veterans struggle with many issues, but the one thing they should not have to worry about is their survival after returning to civilian life. There are benefits in place to prevent veterans from going without, especially when they struggle with injuries as a result of their service.

Veterans have a right to disability benefits following injury

There are many conditions you may suffer from that are directly linked to your time in the military. Serving in the military has its upsides and downsides, with medical conditions and exposure to toxins being some of the major consequences of service.

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