Saturday, September 1, 2012

#AgentOrange #PeripheralNeuropathy: #VVA Web Weekly

 Proposed VA Rule

Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange

Currently, VA presumes Veterans' acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy to be related to herbicide exposure during service when: 
  1. It appears within one year of exposure to Agent Orange to a degree of at least 10 percent disabling by VA’s rating regulations; and
  2. It is temporary and resolves within two years.
VA proposed on August 10, 2012, to replace "acute and subacute" with "early-onset" and to eliminate the requirement that symptoms resolve within two years. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) found evidence that symptoms can persist longer than two years. The condition must still be 10 percent disabling within one year of exposure for VA to presume an association.
You may comment on the proposed rule through October 9, 2012.

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