Who qualifies for Agent Orange benefits?
In order to qualify for benefits, the following conditions must become noticeable to a degree of 10 percent or more within one year of the last date of exposure to Agent Orange: Chloracne. Porphyria cutanea tarda. Early-onset peripheral neuropathy.
How do I apply for Agent Orange benefits?
There are three ways to apply for VA disability benefits based on Agent Orange exposure:
- Online, using the VA.gov website.
- Over the phone, with the help of a VA representative or agent.
- In person at a regional VA office.
How can I get Agent Orange?
To qualify, a veteran must show:
- military service in Vietnam during the period of January 9, 1962 to May 7, 1975.
- current diagnosis of: one of the diseases, or residuals of one of the diseases, that the VA recognizes as linked to Agent Orange exposure (see below)
What is the average compensation for Agent Orange?
A single person can receive up to $37,272 per year in tax-free benefits from the VA due to their exposure to Agent Orange and resulting medical condition. A married person, or person with dependents such as a child or dependent parent can receive $39,348 or more.
Where can I get tested for Agent Orange?
If you were exposed to Agent Orange during your military service, the VA disability lawyers at Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick LTD may be able to help you receive service-connected compensation. For a free case evaluation with a member of our staff, call us today at 800-544-9144.
How do you know if you were exposed to Agent Orange?
There is a direct link between exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange and chloracne. This condition causes severe blemishes on the face, like nodules, cysts, and blackheads. Some other areas of the body, like the neck and groin, may also become affected.
What is an Agent Orange baby?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) assumes that a biological child of a Vietnam veteran born with spina bifida developed the condition in utero due to the Agent Orange exposure of one of the parents.
Do Vietnam vets get more Social Security?
In general, Vietnam veterans received more money from Social Security and retirement plans than nonveterans; nonveterans had more earnings and more investment income.
What does Agent Orange look like on your skin?
Symptoms include excessive oiliness of the skin and the appearance of numerous blackheads, often accompanied by fluid-filled cysts and dark body hair. In mild cases, blackheads may be limited to the area around the eyes, extending along the temples to the ears.
What are presumptive conditions?
What is “Presumptive” Service Connection? VA presumes that certain disabilities were caused by military service. This is because of the unique circumstances of a specific Veteran’s military service. If a presumed condition is diagnosed in a Veteran within a certain group, they can be awarded disability compensation.