The Veterans Administration began receiving claims from Navy Veterans who served in blue water during Vietnam starting January 1, 2020.
The buddy check question: Are you eligible?
H.R. 299-The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, became law June 25, 2019. The bill was introduced by ranking member Representative Mark Takano of the House Committee of Veterans’ Affairs.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides eligibility information through Choose VA communication. The information outlines what a veteran can expect when claims receive approval.
The Veterans Administration offers a “Vessel Locator Tool” for those who question their eligibility. The locator tracks records and digitizes deck logs scanning names and providing the beneficiary with a quick answer.
Please take a minute to reach out to the VFW, DAV, or the American Legion for assistance. Membership provides opportunities to serve and help the community.
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