H.R. 299 Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act signed into law
On June 25, 2019, the President of the United States signed into law H.R. 299, Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act, this new law (Public Law 116-23 ) will provide Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans who served in the inland waterways from January 9, 1962, and ending May 7, 1975 with proof of service eligible for Compensation and Health Care Benefits provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Under the law if a Veterans or survivor of a veteran filed a disability claim on or after September 25, 1985 and before January 1, 2020 and was denied they will be entitled to back compensation. The law also includes presumptive of Herbicide exposure for certain Korean veterans, benefits for children of certain Thailand service veterans born with spina bifida and other benefits.