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Benefits Available for Vietnam Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or any other types of herbicides during their service in Vietnam could be eligible to a variety of veterans benefits, including compensation for any diseases associated with their exposure. These benefits could also be extended to beneficiaries.

Agent Orange was a special type of tactical herbicide the United States military commonly used throughout the jungles of Vietnam (as well as the Korean DMZ) to help clear foliage that offered cover to enemies. The herbicides were also used in other countries and military operations, but the primary usage occurred in Vietnam.

Under federal law, there are certain diseases assumed to be the result of exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. This means that the process of obtaining compensation for diseases related to this exposure is simplified, because you do not have to prove that the illness either began during or was worsened by your service.

There is a presumption that you were exposed to Agent Orange if you served:

  • In Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975, even if you just had a brief shore visit or if you served on a ship that was in operation at any of the inland waterways in Vietnam
  • In or around the Korean DMZ between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971
  • Around perimeters of military bases in Thailand during the time of the Vietnam war

For more information on whether you could qualify for veterans benefits due to Agent Orange exposure, meet with the national veterans benefits attorneys at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban today. Call us at 866-866-VETS or contact us online to set up a meeting.

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