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http://www.herohomesource.com/service.php?id=110 2010 - New Information for Vietnam Veterans - Agent Orange
Vietnam veterans may be eligible for compensation and health care for certain diseases associated with Agent Orange, the defoliant sprayed to unmask enemy hiding places in the jungles throughout Vietnam.
Special health care and compensation benefits are available to the 2.6 million men and women who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975, only 3,300 of whom remain in uniform today. Those discharged during that period are the largest group of veterans receiving VA health care and monthly compensation.
A small percentage of their disability claims are for illnesses that scientists have listed as being associated with Agent Orange. VA presumes that all military personnel who served in Vietnam were exposed to Agent Orange, and federal law presumes that certain illnesses are a result of that exposure. This "presumptive policy" simplifies the process of receiving compensation for these diseases since VA foregoes the normal requirements of proving that an illness began or was worsened during military service.
Based on clinical research, the following diseases are on VA's Agent Orange list of presumptive disabilities:
- acute subacute peripheral neurophathy
- chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Hodgkin's disease
- multiple myeloma
- non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
- porphyria cutanea tarda
- prostate cancer
- respiratory cancers (lung, bronchus, larynx and trachea)
- soft-tisue sarcoma, acute
- Type II diabetes mellitus
In addition, monetary benefits, health care and vocational rehabilitation services are provided to Vietnam veterans' offspring with spina bifida, a congenital birth defect of the spine. Children of female veterans who served in Vietnam are authorized health care and monetary benefits for certain additional birth defects.
Veterans who served in Vietnam during the war also are eligible for a complete physical examination. If a VA physician suspects a disease might be related to Agent Orange, VA will provide free medical care. Those who participate in the examination program become part of an Agent Orange Registry and receive periodic mailings from VA about the latest Agent Orange studies and new diseases being covered under VA policies.
Vietnam veterans and their families can contact VA for more information about these benefits. For the Agent Orange Registry physical examination, call a local VA hospital or clinic listed in the government pages of your phone book. To file a compensation claim for a current disability related to Agent Orange, veterans can call 1-800-827-1000 for an application form or visit VA's Web site at:http://vabenefits.vba.va.gov
Diseases Associated with Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan ConflictsVA is publishing a proposed regulation that will establish nine specific infectious diseases as associated with military service in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War from 1990 to the present and in Afghanistan on or after September 19, 2001. The nine diseases are:
- Campylobacter jejuni
- Coxiella burnetii (Q fever)
- Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- Nontyphoid Salmonella
- Visceral leishmaniasis
- West Nile virus
Gulf War Registry health examination, a cost-free examination by VA for possible long-term health problems
associated with service during Operations Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom.
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