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Agent Orange Helpline

Vietnam Veterans Benefit From Agent Orange Rules
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You must provide your name, E-mail address, telephone and/or telefax number, and VA file number/Social Security Number. We will do our best to respond within a reasonable amount of time (usually 3 to 10 workdays).

Diabetes Mellitus (Type II)

As a presumptive condition for in-country Vietnam veterans:
Fact Sheet and Questions & Answers. 38 CFR §3.309(e) adds Type 2 diabetes

Agent Orange and Birth Defects

Spina Bifida. The Veterans’ Benefits Act of 1997 granted benefits for children of Vietnam veterans who were suffering from spina bifida (38 U.S.C. §1805).
38 CFR §3.814
Spina Bifida Q&A's

Benefits for Women Vietnam Veterans' Children With Birth Defects
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Agent Orange Question & Answers

Agent Orange Q&A's - March 1, 2001

Veterans Health Administration information on:

Current Conditions Considered by VA Presumptive to AO Exposure:

These are the diseases which VA currently presumes resulted from exposure to herbicides like Agent Orange. The law requires that some of these diseases be at least 10% disabling under VA's rating regulations within a deadline that began to run the day you left Vietnam. If there is a deadline, it is listed in parentheses after the name of the disease.

If you would like any additional information regarding the specific medical conditions listed below, please see the Agent Orange Briefing Fact Sheets Web Page .

Chloracne or other acneform disease consistent with chloracne. (Must occur within one year of exposure to Agent Orange).

Hodgkin's disease.

Multiple myeloma.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy. (For purposes of this section, the term acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy means temporary peripheral neuropathy that appears within weeks or months of exposure to an herbicide agent and resolves within two years of the date of onset.)

Porphyria cutanea tarda. (Must occur within one year of exposure to Agent Orange).

Prostate cancer.

Respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx, or trachea).

Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma).

Additional Information on Agent Orange

VHA Agent Orange Homepage
Fact Sheet on Vietnam Veterans
Status of the Agent Orange Settlement Fund

Link to the Foreign Service Program Page

Foreign Services Program Page