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Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Houston, Texas
Veteran Town Hall in Conroe
February 14, 2020The Houston VA Regional Benefits Office and the Conroe VA Outpatient clinic will co-host a Veteran town hall meeting Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 2 p.m. at the Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic.
Veterans in attendance will learn about the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, the latest on the MISSION Act, and much more.
Conroe VA Outpatient Clinic
690 South Loop 336 West, Suite 300
Conroe, TX 77304
The town hall is open to the public with Veterans, family members, stakeholders, and community organizations encouraged to attend.
Representatives from the Houston VA Regional Benefits Office and Houston VA Medical Center will be available to assist attendees with questions.
The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 extends the presumption of herbicide exposure, that include toxins such as Agent Orange, to Veterans who served in the offshore waters of the Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War.
Signed into law June 25, 2019, the law specifically affects Blue Water Navy (BWN) Veterans who served no more than 12 nautical miles offshore of the Republic of Vietnam between January 6, 1962, and May 7, 1975, as well as Veterans who served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between January 1, 1967, and August 31, 1971.
These Veterans can now apply for disability compensation and other benefits if they have since developed one of 14 conditions that are presumed to be related to exposure to herbicides. Veterans do not need to prove that they were exposed to herbicides. The specific conditions can be found by searching the term “Agent Orange” on www.va.gov.
For more information about the town hall, call 713-794-7349.