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Greg Remus

VETERANS VIEWS: New presumptives will give Vietnam veterans more benefits for illnesses

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An important change recently occurred relating to VA benefits for Vietnam Veterans and/or their widows.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs decided to add three illnesses to the current list of diseases for which service connection for Vietnam Veterans is presumed. The illnesses added are B Cell Leukemias, Parkinson's Disease and Ischemic Heart Disease.

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