Oct 23, 2009 - 7:55 pm
I filed for VA disability on 21 Aug, it came back today approved.
They conceded that I was exposed to Agent Orange in Viet Nam '70-'71 so it is 100% service connected and combat related. Per a 2003 federal ruling combat related means it does not impact my military retired pay.
It is subject to a review in the future but since we are not considered legitimately cancer free for 15 years I am not concerned about a downgrade anytime soon.
Any Viet Nam Vets that have not filed with VA please do so. Drop me an email if you want some pointers on the submission.