Agent Orange Benefits Resources

The Vietnam War is many years in our rearview mirror but many Vietnam era veterans are still experiencing health issues related to their service.

“There are still thousands of vets who don’t realize their disease is on the list,” says Bart Stichman, executive director of the National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP), a nonprofit that helps veterans, survivors and active duty personnel pursue service-related benefits.

The diseases now on the VA’s Agent Orange list are ischemic heart disease, lung and trachea cancers, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, type 2 diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, AL amyloidosis, chronic B-cell leukemia, chloracne, early-onset peripheral neuropathy, porphyria cutanea tarda, and soft tissue sarcomas.

Several other diseases — bladder cancer, hypothyroidism, hypertension and Parkinson’s-like symptoms — have been under consideration to be added to the list.

The Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019 makes veterans who served on ships not more than 12 nautical miles from the demarcation line of the waters of Vietnam and Cambodia eligible for the VA’s Agent Orange Registry.

Below are key Agent Orange resource links:

Blue Water Veterans page…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/locations/blue-water-veterans.asp

Benefits Overview for Agent Orange Benefits…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/index.asp

Agent Orange Exposure Disability Benefits…
https://www.va/gov/disability/eligibility/hazardous-materials-exposure/agent-orange/

Health Care for Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/health-care.asp

Veterans’ Diseases Associated with Agent Orange…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/conditions/index.asp

Agent Orange Registry Exam…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/registry-exam.asp

Benefits for Veterans’ Children with Birth Defects…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/children-birth-defects.asp

Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits…
https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/survivors.asp

How to File a VA Disability Claim…
https://www.va.gov/disability/how-to-file-claim

eBenefits (24/7) access to VA and Department of Defense Benefits)…
https://www.ebenifits.va.gov/ebenefits/homepage

image of a C-123 spraying Agent Orange defoliant in Viewnam

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