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Topic - Gus Bilirakis
Dear Sgt Shaft: In regard to your recent advice to a vet concerning concerning Agent Orange, enlarged prostate and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) are not presumptive conditions associated with this defoliant. If these conditions were diagnosed on active duty, however, then that is another story. Also, any one with boots on the ground is considered to have been exposed to AO for VA compensation purposes.
A veteran's widow would like to find out about any benefits she may have.
"I am proud that Florida is a national leader in providing recreation therapy to disabled veterans," Mr. Bilirakis said. "Recreation therapy has proven to be an effective treatment that improves an injured veteran's physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health through activities aimed at increasing self-sufficiency and quality of life."
During the meeting, Mr. Bilirakis stressed the need for veterans-benefit information to be made more readily available and for more of an effort to reach out to those who may not otherwise know the veterans benefits due to them.