CCK Secures VA Benefits For Air Force Veteran
CCK recently negotiated a favorable settlement on behalf of a United States Air Force veteran in his claim for service connection for ischemic heart disease. The veteran had asserted that he was exposed to herbicides while stationed at the Korat Royal Thai Air Force Base in Thailand. The Board of Veterans’ Appeals concluded that the veteran was not exposed to herbicides while stationed in Thailand and, therefore, denied the veteran service connection. Through the DAV CCK Pro Bono Veterans Court Program, the veteran’s attorney persuaded VA that the Board erred when it concluded that the veteran was not exposed to herbicides for the purpose of establishing service connection for ischemic heart disease, presumptively related to his exposure to herbicides while in stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War. The settlement will result in a retroactive grant of benefits for the veteran.