Veteran with Chronic Illness, Injuries Seeking Help from VA

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EDINBURG – A Rio Grande Valley veteran who deals with Agent Orange-related problems is looking for help from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Juan Hernandez says he served in Vietnam in the 1970s and has been dealing with these issues since then.

He wants the VA to work through his daughter who can help him to stay on top of his benefit claims and finances.     

KRGV’s Frank McCaffrey reached out to a veterans health expert, Amable Rubio, about how his daughter can become a fiduciary for him.

"It helps the veteran or the beneficiary who, probably because of old age or because of their current medical condition or even because they are unable to fix their finance status... A fiduciary is now being appointed by the VA," Rubio explains.

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