There are millions of former members of the United States armed forces who depend on veterans disability benefits as their main source of income. However, there are many veterans who were injured or sickened in the line of duty who continue to battle with the federal government to get the benefits they deserve.
Our veterans disability benefits attorneys at Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers say that battle may be ending for many veterans of the Vietnam War. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced recently they would be paying benefits to many former soldiers exposed to agent orange during and after the military campaign.
According to an article from Military Times, as many as 2,100 members of the Air Force who were exposed to the toxic defoliant, agent orange, in the 60s and 70s while working as crew and pilots on C-123 aircraft will now be eligible for benefits. The victims had argued for years that they came into contact with agent orange while piloting and working on aircraft, but the VA denied the claims for decades.
The VA changed its tune recently though, citing documents that support the claims of exposure to the chemical.
At Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers, we know the impact these benefits will have on the lives of so many veterans and we’re here to help. If you need help applying for veterans disability benefits or have questions regarding your case, our legal staff is standing by to offer you assistance. Feel free to give us a call at (866) 232-5777 to get started today.