Nine rare cancers tied to burn pit exposure added to VA benefits list

Veterans or survivors who had prior claims denied can file supplemental claim for benefits, according to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

By: - April 25, 2022 1:25 pm
Brielle Robinson at advocacy group gathering

Brielle Robinson, daughter of the late Army Sgt. First Class Heath Robinson, joins veterans advocacy groups, activists, politicians and fellow victims’ families during a news conference about military burn pits legislation outside the U.S. Capitol on March 29, 2022, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

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