Together, the Veteran Benefits Administration (VBA) and The American Legion will host a LinkedIn Live event on Monday, March 2, for an open discussion on the implementation of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.
American Legion Executive Director of Government & Veterans Affairs Louis Celli will join VA Undersecretary for Benefits Dr. Paul Lawrence at 4 p.m. EST for the live discussion.
The American Legion-supported legislation extends disability benefits covering medical conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure to those who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam, known as "Blue Water" Navy veterans.
The American Legion-supported Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, which was signed into law June 25, affects Blue Water Navy veterans who served within 12 nautical miles offshore of the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 6, 1962, and May 7, 1975, as well as veterans who served in the Korean Demilitarized Zone between Jan. 1, 1967, and Aug. 31, 1971.
To join the LinkedIn Live event:
1. Connect with or follow Paul Lawrence on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/drpaulrlawrence/.
2. Click on his LinkedIn profile a few minutes before 4 p.m. Monday OR watch out for the LinkedIn Live notification.
3. Watch the LinkedIn Live event at 4 p.m. Monday.