by Jim Fausone
VA announced that on November 1st it has finally started making payments under the new AO rules. Providing initial payments – or increases to existing payments – to the 200,000 Veterans who now qualify for disability compensation is expected to take several months. The three new presumptive diseases which have been in the press all year are: B-cell (or hairy-cell) leukemia, Parkinson’s disease and ischemic heart disease.
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