For more information about applying for VA benefits and Agent Orange, visit the VA Web site.
On March 11, 2009, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Bob Filner (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1428, which would direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to provide wartime disability compensation for certain veterans with Parkinson's disease. Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT), who sits on the Senate Committee on Veterans Affairs, introduced a companion bill, S. 1752, in the Senate on October 5, 2009. This legislation would create a presumption of service connection for disabled veterans living with Parkinson's disease who were exposed to Agent Orange while serving in Vietnam.
The VA Secretary's October 13, 2009 decision has made this legislation unnecessary. PAN thanks the efforts and leadership of Representative Filner and Senator Sanders on this issue.
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