This week’s Benefits Breakdown features Army Veterans Vincent Mitchell and Dr. Eric Shuping. They discussed the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry and how Veterans can sign up.
In 2014, Congress required the Department of Defense and VA find a way to record and offer help to service members and Veterans who have health concerns related to airborne hazards and open burn pits. The registry officially began in June 2014.
There are two main parts of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry:
- Online Survey
- Appointment (Free Exam)
To be eligible for being a part of the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, you must be a Veteran or service member who served in the following areas:
- Saudi Arabia
- Gulf of Aden
- Gulf of Oman
- United Arab Emirates
- Waters of Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, and Red Sea
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HELPING THE REGISTRY
CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP
For registry help, please call at 1-877-470-5947.
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Michelle Cannon is a podcast intern with the VA’s Digital Media Engagement Team. She is currently a graduate student at Liberty University studying Professional Writing.