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Agent Orange Exposure

Navy Agent Orange Exposure in Vietnam

 

If you served in Vietnam (boots on the ground) or aboard ships and boats on inland waterways or ports between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 you may qualify for a VA disability for certain diseases related to Agent Orange without having to show or prove that you were exposed to Agent Orange. VA has published an on-line list of ships and units that they recognize for specific periods of duty as presumptive for Agent Orange exposure at www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/shiplist/list.asp . If you served on any of these ships during the specified times and have any of the below diseases you may qualify for VA disability compensation.

 

Following is an informational list of these so-called “presumptive” diseases that VA recognizes for Vietnam Agent Orange exposure per Title 38 CFR, 3.309 (e) and the Agent Orange Act of 1991.

 

Chloracne- Must manifest to a degree of 10% within one year of exposure.

Type II Diabetes

Ischemic Heart Disease

Parkinson’s Disease

Hodgkin’s Disease

Multiple Myeloma

Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma- May be granted service connection without showing “boots on the ground” or inland waterways or ports, just duty in off-shore waters. (blue water)

Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy – Must manifest to a degree of 10% within one year of exposure.

Porphyra Cutanea Tarada- PCT – Must manifest to a degree of 10% within one year of exposure.

Prostate Cancer

Respiratory Cancers – Cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx or trachea.

Alamyloidosis

B Cell Leukemias – Such as hairy cell leukemia.

Soft Tissue Sarcoma – Other than osteosarcoma, chrondosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma or mesothelioma.

 

All Vietnam veterans are encouraged to obtain an application for the Agent Orange Protocol Examination at the nearest VA Medical Center. You’ll need a copy of your DD 214 and your separation document from active duty attached to the application.

If there are any questions please contact Mike Hughes, OSC, USNR (ret) by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. /

 


 

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