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Veterans : benefits, issues, policies & programs. Volume 5

Author: Timothy C Roberts
Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers, Inc., [2015]
Series: Veterans: Benefits, Issues, Policies and Programs.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Veterans. Volume 1 / Benefits, issues, policies & programs
(OCoLC)844872782
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy C Roberts
ISBN: 9781634837521 1634837525
OCLC Number: 930023938
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: VETERANS BENEFITS, ISSUES, POLICIES, AND PROGRAMS VOLUME 5 ; VETERANS BENEFITS, ISSUES, POLICIES, AND PROGRAMS VOLUME 5 ; Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data; CONTENTS ; PREFACE; Chapter 1 VETERANS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE: LEGISLATIVE HISTORY, LITIGATION, AND CURRENT ISSUES ; SUMMARY ; INTRODUCTION; WHAT IS "AGENT ORANGE"? ; MOVEMENT TO OBTAIN COMPENSATION AND HEALTH CARE FOR AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE ; LEGISLATIVE TRACK ; Health Care Services ; Disability Compensation ; JUDICIAL TRACK ; Nehmer v. U.S. Veterans' Administration ; Clarifying the Scope of Nehmer Nehmer Claims and the Sunset Provision of the Agent Orange Act Blue Water Veteran Litigation ; Haas v. Nicholson ; Haas v. Peake ; CURRENT ISSUES ; Veterans Potentially Exposed to Agent Orange in Areas Outside Vietnam ; Paternally Mediated Birth Defects ; Disability Compensation and Health Care for Later Generations ; APPENDIX A. HEALTH CARE LEGISLATION FOR VIETNAM VETERANS ; APPENDIX B. DISEASES AND CONDITIONS PRESUMED/NOT PRESUMED TO BE SERVICE-CONNECTED WITH EXPOSURE TO AGENT ORANGE ; End Notes; Chapter 2 VETERANS' DISABILITY COMPENSATION: TRENDS AND POLICY OPTIONS ; NOTES ; SUMMARY How Much Has Federal Spending on VA Disability Compensation Changed Since 2000?How Might Certain Policy Options Affect the Federal Budget? ; Characteristics of VA's Disabled Beneficiaries ; VA'S EVALUATIONS OF CLAIMS FOR DISABILITY BENEFITS ; Submission and Evaluation of Claims ; Reevaluation of Claims ; Claims Processing ; VA'S BENEFIT CALCULATIONS ; Ratings and Base Payments ; Special Monthly Compensation ; Individual Unemployability Payments ; Other VA Benefits ; Other Federal Benefits ; GROWTH IN VA'S DISABILITY PAYMENTS SINCE 2000 THE RISING NUMBER OF VETERANS RECEIVING DISABILITY COMPENSATION Rising Average Payments per Beneficiary ; Factors Contributing to the Increases ; OPTIONS FOR CHANGING VA'S DISABILITY COMPENSATION PROGRAM ; Options That Modify VA's Processes for Identifying Service-Connected Disabilities; Option 1: Institute a Time Limit on Initial Applications ; Option 2: Require VA to Expand Its Use of Reexaminations ; Option 3: Change the Positive-Association Standard for Declaring Presumptive Conditions ; OPTIONS THAT CHANGE PAYMENTS TO DISABLED VETERANS Option 4: Restrict Individual Unemployability Benefits to Veterans Who Are Younger Than the Full Retirement Age for Social Security Option 5: Supplement Payments to Veterans Who Have Mental Disorders ; Option 6: Change the Cost-of-Living Adjustment ; Option 7: Change Concurrent Receipt ; Option 8: Tax VA Disability Payments ; End Notes ; Chapter 3 MILITARY SEXUAL TRAUMA: IMPROVEMENTS MADE, BUT VA CAN DO MORE TO TRACK AND IMPROVE THE CONSISTENCY OF DISABILITY CLAIM DECISIONS* ; WHY GAO DID THIS STUDY; WHAT GAO RECOMMENDS ; WHAT GAO FOUND ; ABBREVIATIONS ; BACKGROUND
Series Title: Veterans: Benefits, Issues, Policies and Programs.
Other Titles: Veterans benefits, issues, policies and programs
Responsibility: Timothy C. Roberts, editor.

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