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Navy vets exposed to Agent Orange get new hope for benefits

Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam while on active duty are eligible for disability compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as long as they were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. It is often very difficult to produce evidence that an illness is linked to agent orange exposure.

To be entitled to disability compensation benefits, these veterans must have one or more of the conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure that are listed in 38 code of federal regulations.

During the Vietnam War, 90,000 Navy vets served offshore and may have been exposed to Agent Orange. But they are not eligible for VA disability benefits for health problems they suffered as a result of that exposure.. These sailors, who served on ships off the coast of Vietnam during the war, were initially eligible for compensation under the Agent Orange Act of 1991.

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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.

Tens of thousands of Navy veterans are excluded from VA benefits related to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam war. A bill making its way through Congress would extend benefits to cover blue.

Veterans' Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure Expanded Agent Orange exposure The U.S. military used Agent Orange to clear plants and trees during the Vietnam War. If you served in Vietnam or in or near the Korean demilitarized zone (dmz) during the Vietnam Era-or in certain related jobs-you may have had contact with this herbicide.

WASHINGTON — Researchers with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine found for the first time that enough evidence exists to link hypertension to Agent Orange exposure.

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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

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The final legal battle for Blue Water Navy veterans to get VA disability benefits for exposure to cancer-causing Agent Orange appears to be over. The Department of Justice’s decision not to appeal the federal court decision puts to rest the case that left thousands of Blue Water vets in limbo.

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