atomic veteran


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atomic veteran

n.
A former member of the armed forces who was exposed to radioactivity during the testing or use of atom bombs.
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The Atomic Veterans Claimant Group argues that the United States, Canada and France have already agreed to pay compensation to their soldiers involved in nuclear testing and the UK should now do likewise.
Atomic veterans who suffer from cancers not on the presumptive list (the two most common, according to Pamperin, are skin and prostate) also can file claims for service-connection.
Pamperin said that the Department of Justice also administers a compensation program for atomic veterans under RECA, but emphasizes that accepting payment from Justice precludes vets from being eligible for VA compensation.
VA examines and treats atomic Veterans, or other Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation in service.
Please refer to the Atomic Veterans Recogntion Program.
Support legislation to provide service connection to atomic veterans for all recognized radiogenic diseases.
I appreciate the March 10 letter of Eva Wickizer, which brought attention to the plight of the atomic veterans.
gov), would include cancer of the bone, brain, colon, lung or ovary to the current list of 16 diseases considered to be service-connected ailments for atomic veterans.
I recently attended a meeting of the National Association of Atomic Veterans and came out a changed person.
The Senate unanimously approved a resolution in July that honors atomic veterans.
Servicemen who took part in these tests between 1952 and 1958 have become known as the Atomic veterans and many believe they were used as guinea pigs to study the effects of radiation.