In checking on VA lack of action in 2regards to the Agent Orange presumptive listing of conditions, I noticed that the following with a date of September 2019 :
If you have an illness you believe is caused by contact with Agent Orange—and you don’t see it listed above
You can still file a claim for disability compensation.
You’ll need to:
Provide scientific and medical evidence that the condition is related to exposure to Agent Orange, or
Show that the problem started during—or got worse because of—your military service
Scientific proof may include an article from a medical journal or a published research study.
VA has the results of their own commissioned study that indicates that “the prevalence of hypertension among members of the Army Chemical Corps to be higher than among other aging veterans. Although most of the Agent Orange used in Vietnam was sprayed from Air Force planes, the Army Chemical Corps also sprayed the herbicide from hand sprayers and helicopters”.
So, what happens to those that have their claim status in a appeal status that has been referred back to RO by the board for additional information?