Can You Claim Kidney Cancer With the VA?

Kidney cancer, also known as renal cancer, is a severe health condition that impacts a person’s daily life and is among the 10 most common cancers. Symptoms often include decreased kidney function, lower back pain, fatigue, and weight loss. This disease often does not show signs or symptoms in its early stages, and because of […]

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How Does the PACT Act Affect DIC Benefits?

Just like the Honoring our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act made it easier for veterans to obtain service connections for burn pits and other toxic exposure, it also makes it easier for their surviving spouses and family members to obtain compensation. This is known as Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) and expanding its […]

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Breaking Down an Agent Orange Illness Claim

Breaking Down an Agent Orange Illness Claim Does an Agent Orange illness trouble you? Agent Orange may be one of the most well-known herbicides, and not for a good reason. This defoliant was widely used throughout the 1960s, mainly in Vietnam. It contained a contaminant called dioxin, and now both Agent Orange and dioxin are […]

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Lawmakers Consider Expanding Agent Orange Presumption

A bipartisan effort is underway to extend Agent Orange exposure benefits to service members who served in other parts of Southeast Asia during Operation Ranch Hand.   Pennsylvania Reps. Brian Fitzpatrick (R) and Matt Cartwright (D) introduced a bill that would apply to Veterans who were stationed in Laos, Cambodia, or Thailand during Operation Ranch […]

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Agent Orange Exposure and Secondary Conditions

Agent Orange Exposure and Secondary Conditions Most Veterans eligible for benefits due to Agent Orange exposure either have presumptive conditions or directly service-related conditions. Benefits are available for presumptive conditions if the Veteran had a listed condition, such as lymphoma, and served in the Vietnam theater in the 1960s. In 2019, Congress expanded the definition […]

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Top Five Presumptive Agent Orange Conditions

Here, we present five of the most prominent presumptive Agent Orange conditions. The most important component of a VA disability claim is normally a service-related connection. In most cases, Veterans must use a combination of service records, medical records, and buddy statements to establish this connection. This process requires lots of work, as considerable evidence […]

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Presumptive Service Connection

Does My Agent Orange Exposure Qualify for the Presumptive Service Connection? What are the qualifying factors for the Presumptive Service Connection? Monsanto’s Agent Orange, an extremely powerful defoliant, was widely used by the U.S. military throughout much of the mid and late 20th century. It killed plants quickly, which explains its widespread use in Vietnam […]

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Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits

Detailing Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits In regards to Agent Orange and Survivors’ Benefits, the VA offers a wide range of benefits to surviving spouses. In addition, the dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans may be eligible. The qualifications for eligibility include the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange. And then later dying as the […]

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