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Veterans benefits vary by state

The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) has been asked by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to help determine why veteran disability compensation payments vary from state to state. The study will continue IDA’s seven-year history of providing the VA with analytical analysis and support according to the Spring issue 2006, of IDA Research Notes, page 22.

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  • Gerald Houp January 29, 2008, 1:04 am

    I was in vietnam during the time of the chemical “AGENT ORANGE” was used. I have since then had issues during my time in service of a strange typr tingling in my hands and feet. I was telling the VA for years and they had sent me to MHC to see if it was in my head. The issue about “AGENT ORANGE” has subside somewhat since there have been a lot of veternas die off. I have had from sperm damage, hepatius, rare tumors in my neck(removed after 18.5 hours under the knife.) These tumors were rare and they came back on me 3 other times. Since after battling the issues on my health, I had seen that my problem wasn’t just myself but other veterans as well. I came from a large family and none have the health issues I have with the Agent Orange. I am much older now with “PTSD” AND PN ALONG WITH PARKINSON’S DEASE which has never been in my family. I get 70% for my “PTSD” AND 10% FOR PN, now they are saying I have Parkinson’s deases setting in. If you look back what I wrote about the strange tinglying in my hands and feet , you would have to agree that my body was trying to tell me somehting? The “VA” has not been what you would say helpful in my battle with this neurological deases which I know started back while in country. In fact, it’s in my records about my numbness now gone.
    I would like to know what your opinion for I come from Texas and I will fight this and the VA to the end.

    Jerry Houp