S.1381 - A bill to modify the presumption of service connection for veterans who were exposed to herbicide agents while serving in the Armed Forces in Thailand during the Vietnam era, and for other purposes.116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Boozman, John [R-AR] (Introduced 05/09/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Veterans' Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/09/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1381 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/09/2019)
This bill requires the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to ensure that, if it creates a presumption of service-connection between the occurrence of a disease and exposure to an herbicide agent while serving in the Armed Forces during the Vietnam era at a military base in Thailand, such presumption must also apply to exposure at any military base in Thailand, regardless of where on the base the veteran was located or what military job specialty the veteran performed.
Additionally, the bill extends eligibility for VA health care, vocational training and rehabilitation, and monetary allowance to children with spina bifida who have at least one veteran parent who may have been exposed to an herbicide agent while serving in Thailand between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975.