Not too long ago, veterans seeking disability benefits for burn pit exposure had a hard time getting their claims approved. From 2007 to 2020, the VA denied 78% of disability claims by veterans who claimed that burn pit exposure was the cause of their illnesses.1 Some veterans didn't even get a chance to apply for disability benefits, their illnesses progressed so rapidly. According to Burn Pits 360, Frederick Slape (SFC, Army) was 42 years old when he retired in August 2012 after 20 years of military service. He was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer due to exposure to burn pits during...Continue reading
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