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QUALIFYING DISEASES
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THE FOLLOWING DISEASES QUALIFY
A VETERAN FOR THE SILVER ROSE AWARD


All of the diseases on the VA's list of conditions linked to the herbicide exposure appear in the left-hand column. If there is a requirement that the disease appear within a certain period of time, the period of time appears in the right-hand column.

 
DISEASES  RECOGNIZED BY THE VA AS CONNECTED TO AGENT ORANGE EXPOSURE LENGTH OF TIME REQUIREMENTS: WHEN SYMPTOMS OF THE DISEASE HAVE TO APPEAR AND RESULT IN A DISABILITY (AT LEAST 10 PERCENT DISABLING) IN ORDER TO QUALIFY FOR BENEFITS.
     TYPES OF CANCER    /   TIME REQUIREMENT
Cancer of the Bronchus No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Cancer of the Larnyx No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Lung Cancer No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Cancer of the Trachea No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Prostate Cancer No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Hodgkin's Disease No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Chronic Lymphatic Leukemia No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Multiple Myeloma No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma No time requirement (veteran qualifies no matter when the disease first appears.)
TYPES OF SOFT TISSUE SARCOMA TIME REQUIREMENT
Adult Fibrosarcoma
Alveolar Soft Part Sarcoma
Angiosarcoma
Clear Cell Sarcoma of Aponeuroses
Clear Cell Sarcoma of Tendons
Congenital Fibrosarcoma
Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans
Ectomesenchymoma
Epithelioid Malignant Leiomyosarcoma
Epithelioid Malignant Schwannoma
Epithelioid Sarcoma
Extraskeltal Ewing's Sarcoma
Hemangiosarcoma
Infantile Fibrosarcoma
Leiomyosarcoma
Liposarcoma
Lymphangiosarcoma
Malignant Fibrous Histiocytoma
Malignant ganglioneuroma

Malignant Giant Cell Tumor of the Tendon   
   Sheath

Malignant Glandular Schwannoma
Malignant Glomus Tumor
Malignant granular cell tumor
Malignant Hemangiopericytoma
Malignant Mesenchymoma

Malignant Schwannoma with Rhabdomyoblastic    differentiation
Prolifertationg (systemic)Angiendotheliomatosis

Rhabdomyosarcoma
Synovial Sarcoma
No Time Requirement
(veteran qualifies no matter when sarcoma first appears)

 

DISEASES OTHER THAN CANCER TIME REQUIREMENT
Peripheral Neuropathy (acute or subacute)

 

Within months of exposure to agent orange in Vietnam and cured within 2 years after symptoms first appear
(Note: this time requirement is written so narrowly  it appears to be impossible for any Vietnam veteran to qualify)
Chloracne Within one year of the last day the veteran served in Vietnam.
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Within one year of the last day the veteran served in Vietnam.

Diabetes

Complications:

Skin Conditions:
  diabetic dermopathy   
  necrobiosis lipoidica
      diabeticorum
  diabetic blisters
  eruptive xanthomatosis

Gum Disease:
  Oral Infection
  Fungal Infection
  Poor Healing
  Dry Mouth

Eye Disease:
  Blindness
  Retinopathy
  Glaucoma
  Cataracts

Kidney Disease

Transplantation:
  Kidney
  Pancreas

Neuropathy:
  Charcotís joint
  Cranial neuropathy
  Autonomic neuropathy
  Compression       mononeuropathy
  Femoral neuropathy
  Thoracic or lumbar       radiculopathy
  Unilateral foot drop

Cardiovascular Health:
  Heart Attack
  Stroke

No Time Requirement
(veteran qualifies no matter when Diabetes first appears)
DISABILITIES IN CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS TIME REQUIREMENT
Spina Bifida Child must have been conceived after veteran first arrived in Vietnam.
BIRTH DEFECTS IN CHILDREN OF FEMALE VIETNAM VETERANS TIME REQUIREMENT

Once final rules are issued, the birth defects that qualify for benefits will be listed on NVLSP's website and here. http://www.nvlsp.org

Child must have been conceived after veteran first arrived in Vietnam.



Source: National Veterans Legal Services Program
2001 S Street, N.W.
Suite 610
Washington, DC 20009


 

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