Exposed to Agent Orange Outside Of Vietnam?
What if you were exposed to Agent Orange outside of Vietnam? Because you were exposed to an herbicide while in the military you can apply for VA disability compensation.
Your Military Service outside of Vietnam or Korea makes you eligible to file an Agent Orange Claim. You can apply for VA disability compensation if you were exposed to an herbicide while in the military and believe it led to the onset of a disease.
- Veterans who served on or near the perimeters of military bases in Thailand during the Vietnam Era.
- Soldiers who served where herbicides were tested and stored outside of Vietnam.
- Veterans who were crew members on C-123 planes flown after the Vietnam War.
- Also included are Veterans associated with Department of Defense (DoD) projects to test, dispose of, or store herbicides in the U.S.
To be eligible, you must prove that you were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during your military service. The VA presumes many diseases are related to Agent Orange exposure. Accordingly these are called Presumptive Diseases.
An exception is listed on the VA Agent Orange Claims website:
“Blue Water Veterans with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma may be granted service-connection without showing inland waterway service or that they set foot in Vietnam. This is because VA also recognizes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as related to service in Vietnam or the waters offshore of Vietnam during the Vietnam Era.”
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