The VA expanded the list of conditions and illnesses presumed to be caused by burn pit exposure to include–for the first time–certain types of cancer.
Veterans may develop asthma from exposure to toxic substances during active duty service. Learn about VA disability benefits for this chronic condition.
The VA wants to expand benefits for veterans with 9 rare cancers, and the U.S. House passed a major toxic exposures bill. Here’s a summary of two plans in the national spotlight this week.
Veterans who were exposed to burn pits and developed cancer will learn next month if the VA will make it easier for them to get disability benefits.
Open-air burn pits are areas the military uses to dispose of garbage and other materials including toxins.
Veterans who are diagnosed with emphysema may be eligible for benefits if they can connect their symptoms with their service.