SERVING

Those That

SERVED

New Bill Would Compensate Veterans

USVCP Staff Writers

September 28, 2018

         

Congressman Brendan Boyle, of Philadelphia, joined two of his colleagues in introducing a bill September 28, 2018, that would compensate veterans who became ill by being exposed to perfluorinated compounds, also called PFAS.

   

PFAS is an unregulated chemical that is being discovered in drinking water at an increasing number of military bases throughout the United States.

    

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

  

   

The Bill is referred to as the “Veterans Exposed to Toxic PFAS ACT,” or “VET PFAS Act.”

   

The new legislation would allow for a group of illnesses to be recognized by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and to be service-connected, making veterans eligible for disability compensation and free medical treatment.

     

The legislation would create six new service-connected conditions that are linked to PFOA exposure.  The conditions are high cholesterol, ulcerative colitis, thyroid disease, testicular cancer, kidney cancer and pregnancy-induced hypertension.

    

Veterans with any of those conditions may want to start gathering medical information, and the appropriate VA forms to initiate a disability claim.  The likelihood of this Bill being passed is very high.

News & Updates

Add A Comment

Dallas Reed, 10/6/18

How about Fort Hood or Fob Fenty in Afghanistan?

    

Jack Kinser, 10/1/18

What forms need to be filled out?

    

Heyward Johnson, 9/30/18

What about Fort McClellan, AL?

   

Richard Deckert, 9/29/18

Which bases?  You've only told 1/2 the story!

    

Stephen Eaton, 9/29/18

Is this man aware of the H2O Situation @ Camp Lejuene,N.C. and the USMC ? It took the suck 30 plus years 2 figure out the fuel tanks were leaking WTH !  Good luck with his "bill".   Semper Fi.