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Veterans & MilitaryFamilies Monthly News
October 2011 Part II Vol. 2 No. 17
In This Issue
TSGLI Rule Changes
New Military AirportLounge
Cold War Medal
And much more…….
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Ending Dates for NehmerCases on Vietnam Veterans
By: Phil Smith, Director/Chief VVA NVSO, State Council of MI
Most recently the Depart-ment of Military and VeteransAffairs put an ending date onsubmission of the three new medi-cal conditions of those exposed toAgent Orange (Herbicide Dioxin)from Vietnam, Ischemic HeartDisease (Coronary Artery Disease), Parkinson's andLeukemia (Hairy Cell Carcinoma, or other known Leuke-mia's) under the Nehmer decision, Nehmer was a veteranwho fought through the VA's Board of Veterans Appealsand won, which takes a claim back to the date of original-ly filing on certain presumptive conditions.
While theending date may be there, there remains a process thatcan prevent this ending date from happening as thereremains to be the appeal process, which could be longand many do not have the patience to go through.
Saying what I just said, there remains to be anenormous amount of Veterans from Vietnam Era andother who continue not to know about their entitlementsand what they can receive, to include surviving spousesand children if any who may be entitled.
Many Surviving Spouses can receive benefits if eligible and granted, if their husbands or wives pass dueto some presumptive conditions or other eligibilityrequirements, especially those who are Wartime Era.
You should speak to the County Veterans Coun-selor or a Veterans Organizational Veterans BenefitsCounselor to see if you are entitled.
Most Counties inMichigan have County Counselors, and most VeteransOrganizations have Benefits Counselor, or someone toask in the Organization.
Update From American Legion Post 341
From: Bob Goulet
Post 341 will gather on 11/11/2011at the Oakland Boat Club in Sylvan Lake at 11 am theywill then proceed to two cemeteries in Pontiac to plantflags and honor our veterans that have passed, we willalso be honoring 2 medal of honor recipients that are buried there, after our ceremony we will head out toApplebee’s for a free lunch. This is an invitation for allveterans that are interested in paying their respects, for more information please Contact John Scholl at: (248)
1445 or Bob Goulet at: (248)