The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, ORDERED the Secretary of Veteran Affairs to issue the final rule for the new Agent Orange (AO) Presumptions https://www.militaryveteranlawyer.com/2009/10/3_new_presumptive_agent_orange.html within 30 days from August 2, 2010.
The significance of this Order is a final rule is required before VA Regional Offices consider and GRANT AO issues based upon the NEW presumptions. For a veteran to be granted a service-connection for one of the new AO presumptive diseases the veteran must have one of the new AO diseases, and prove they were in Vietnam or another area specified by the VA.
Prior to the Federal Circuits’ Order the VA had delayed issuing this final rule.
If you were in Vietnam, have one of the presumptive diseases, and need help with appealing a denial of one of the AO disabilities, please contact The Law Office of Robert B. Goss, P.C. to help you with your appeal. Please complete our intake form https://www.attorneyforveterans.com/lawyer-attorney-1423686.html to begin your appeal.