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Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service

may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including disability compensation for

diseases associated with exposure. Your dependents and

survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
"Agent Orange" refers to a blend of tactical herbicides the U.S. military sprayed in the

jungles of Vietnam and around the Korean demilitarized zone to remove

trees and dense tropical foliage that provided enemy cover.

Herbicides were also used by the U.S. military to defoliate military facilities in the U.S.

and in other countries as far back as the 1950s. VA and federal law presumes

that certain diseases are a result of exposure to these herbicides.

This "presumptive policy" simplifies the process for receiving compensation

for these diseases since VA foregoes the normal requirements of proving

that an illness began during or was worsened by your military service.
A Veteran who believes he or she has a disease caused by Agent Orange exposure

that is not one of the conditions listed below must show an

actual connection between the disease and herbicide exposure during military service.

Agent Orange  Herbicide  Dioxin

Vietnam  Korea  Elsewhere

Things You'll Need

Mail your forms, documents
and evidence here...
Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 5235
Janesville, WI 53547-5235

Toll Free Fax: 844-822-5246

We recommend that you mail a copy
and then fax a copy!  Yes, it's twice the
work but maybe VA will only lose one
and the other will be processed.
Remember: Use Certified Mail!

Forms to File Claims

VA Form 21-526EZ
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement

VA Form 21-534 EZ

Application for DIC, Death Pension
Change of Address​

TDIU Annual - VA Form 4140
Declaration of Status
of Dependents
VA form 21-686c

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Veterans & Agent Orange  Update 2012 

The committee reviewed all relevant literature published between October 2010 and

September 2011 and integrated the new findings with the previously assembled

epidemiological data on each health outcome assessed with respect to 

exposure to the chemicals constituting the herbicides used in Vietnam,

including the dioxin contaminant 2,3,7,8-TCDD. The single new conclusion

was that there is limited or suggestive evidence of a scientifically

meaningful association of stroke with exposure to the chemicals in question. 

No New Info on Army's Human Guinea Pigs     

There is so much information

available about Agent Orange it's not possible for us to list

it all here.
Below are some of the resources we use to keep up with this constantly changing landscape of knowledge about America's use of the chemical Dioxin.
The Google Search For Agent Orange 
Alvin Young Agent Orange Collection 
Agent Orange Diabetes 
Agent Orange Prostate Cancer  
Vietnam War Resources