How will this new bill passed, HR BILL 299, affect disability eligibility?

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I was on the USS TICONDEROGA CVS14 aircraft carrier from 1971 1973 and on Yankee Station i wanted to know if the HR BILL 299 is passed for Blue Water Sailors will we be eligible for Disability since our Aircraft presumably flew through Agent Orange on their Sorties to position in North Vietnam and back to the Carriers I thought i read it only covers up to 12 miles from shore. Thank you

Jim's Reply

We can't answer that...we'd be guessing. The language and scope of the bill will probably change again and again before it's ever made law. The best that you can do is to check any of the many web sites that track such bills and to talk with your Congressional representatives. They need to know you're watching!