New Legislation Introduced for Veterans Who Served in the Middle East, Africa, and the Philippines

This week, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Norfolk introduced legislation to grant disability and health care benefits for veterans who served in the Middle East, Africa, and the Philippines. These vets have been struggling for years to get the benefits they are entitled to.

According to an article published by Daily Press, “It is the first legislation on toxic exposure benefits to include a comprehensive list of overseas locations that would qualify a veteran for benefits. It is also the first that sets out a comprehensive list of presumptive illnesses contracted as a result of airborne exposure to toxic substances.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability