I applied for DIC but was denied despite my husband passing from Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD), what do I do?

Question

Hi, my husband served in Korea 1966/67 on DMZ. He left Korea December 1967 and he died in 2011 from IHD. I applied for DIC was denied! Under HR 299, will I get DIC? Thank You.

Jim's Reply

Some veterans who served in Korea are eligible for presumptive benefits because of their exposure to agent orange. The development of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) is a benefit that is presumptive to agent orange exposure. Eligibility for these benefits is detailed by VA here https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/locations/korea.a…

If I were you, I'd seek out some help from an accredited veterans law attorney who may (or may not) help you appeal the denial.