NHL now covered for military personnel   Leave a comment

Soldiers who served in the Republic of Vietnam from 1962 to 1975 were likely exposed to herbicides, specifically Agent Orange. While veterans have received federal medical coverage for illnesses or injuries resulting from their time in the service, many diseases have not been approved for aid. As of August 31, however, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma has been added to the list of diseases covered by federal assistance.

Recently, a $42.2 billion expansion of disability compensation was approved. In addition to NHL, Prostate Cancer and Parkinson’s are among the other conditions that now qualify for federal assistance. This measure could lead to benefits for up to 250,000 more veterans.

To read more about this exciting new development, click here.

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Posted September 10, 2010 by lymphomactivist in Uncategorized

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