Agent Orange and Vietnam Veterans
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Agent Orange Helpline
Veterans Benefit From Agent Orange Rules
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Diabetes Mellitus (Type II)
As a presumptive condition for in-country Vietnam veterans:
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
Women Vietnam Veterans' Children With Birth Defects
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Agent Orange Question & Answers
- March 1, 2001
Veterans Health Administration information on:
Current Conditions Considered by VA Presumptive to AO
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
Orange Briefing Fact Sheets Web Page .
Chloracne or other acneform disease consistent with chloracne.
(Must occur within one year of exposure to Agent Orange).
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
Respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx, or
Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma,
Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma).
Additional Information on Agent Orange
VHA Agent Orange Homepage
Fact Sheet on
of the Agent Orange Settlement Fund
Link to the Foreign Service Program Page