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The Stay was imposed by Wilkie and makes no sense at all:
I could write the regulations for them in a heart beat. Most of us could.
In an emotional plea on Capitol Hill, former Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Bobby Daniels called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to end the hold on processing Agent Orange claims for himself and thousands of other “Blue Water” Navy veterans of Vietnam.
But this statement really got me:
“Rick Weidman, a co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of America, said his organization had been assured in the spring that claims processing would be “ready to go” once the bill was signed into law.
“We all know the claim dies when the veteran dies,” Weidman said. “What happens to those who die before Jan. 1?”
“Mr. President, ultimately it’s your responsibility” to end the hold on the claims process, Weidman said.”
Rick Weidman said that????? That is the old mantra of lazy vet reps who have discouraged hundreds, no probably THOUsands, of widows from filing DIC claims.
That was the very first thing the DAV said to me when I called them to rep me on a DIC claim that involved accrued.
I promptly advised the DAV that claims filed in the veteran’s lifetime, and still pending at death, can be resurrected by the survivor.
Maybe the DAV is still saying that BS to survivors as well as the VVA.
I am outraged and need to contact him.
I will try to contact Rick today- I cannot believe he said that—-but it is quoted at Military.com.
NVLSP told me that BWVs should file their claims ASAP and that Nehmer will kick in.
Nehmer has specific conditions that are favorable to widows of Blue Water Veterans who had AO exposures and presumptive conditions.
“Rick Weidman, a co-founder of Vietnam Veterans of America”-right and I was the first associate member who joined VVA.
This statement needs to be retracted . It is ridiculous and legally unfounded.
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The Stay was imposed by Wilkie and makes no sense at all: I could write the regulations for them in a heart beat. Most of us could. https://www.military.com/daily-news/2019/09/25/terminally-ill-vet-caregiver-va-end-hold-agent-orange-benefits.html But this statement really got me: Rick Weidman, a ...