Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits
New research could lead to disability benefits for Vietnam veterans with high blood pressure researchers are upgrading the link between Agent Orange exposure and hypertension. By: Leo Shane III
VA maintains a list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships associated with military service in Vietnam and possible exposure to Agent Orange based on military records. VA is currently reviewing and updating the list of ships. If you would like to stay informed about Agent Orange, subscribe to our email updates.
· The children of Vietnam vets describe how they believe their fathers’ exposure to Agent Orange during the war has impacted their families and their health. For the past year, ProPublica and The Virginian-Pilot have examined how Agent Orange has impacted the health of Vietnam vets. We’ve written about Blue Water Navy veterans who are currently ineligible for benefits, as well as vets with bladder.
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.
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Agent Orange. The VA offers health care and disability benefits for veterans who may have been exposed to Agent Orange and other herbicides during military service. Your dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits. If you served in Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, you may be eligible to enroll in VA health care.
· The VA has finally posted an expanded list of U.S. Navy ships exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War. The so-called brown water ships list comes a year after U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii chided the agency for failing to obtain key military records that showed sailors on the ships were presumed exposed to the toxic herbicide.
Many of these diseases have made it nearly impossible for some of us to get steady work. VA recently denied Agent Orange benefits to Blue Water Navy veterans who, like Johnstone and Scappaticci,
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· Joined: 14 Dec 2006, 19:43. The following information is provided as guidance only in filing a claim for hypertension as a result of exposure to Agent Orange. This is guidance only as VA has not granted this as a presumptive condition at this time. By filing now, if warranted, you will establish an effective date of the claim.
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