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Veterans who served in Vietnam between 1962 and 1975 (this means anyone who had boots on the ground even if briefly or transit, etc.) and who have a disease that the VA recognizes as being associated with Agent Orange, are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange.
These veterans are eligible for service-connected compensation based on their service, if they have one of the diseases on the VA's list of "Diseases associated with exposure to certain herbicide agents."
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The list of diseases below are the diseases that the 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 the 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.
Diabetes Mellitus Type II frequently causes various other secondary conditions that entitle veterans to separate disability ratings for each secondary conditions. These conditions include:
Note: These secondary conditions must occur after the initial diagnosis of DMII to be eligible.
Children who are diagnosed with spina bifida, a very serious birth defect, and who have at least one parent who was a veteran exposed to Agent Orange, are entitled to VA health care, monthly disability compensation and vocational rehabilitation.
Also, these benefits are authorized to children with spina bifida of certain veterans who served at or near the demilitarized zone in Korea between September 1, 1967 and August 31, 1971, because Agent Orange is known to have been sprayed in that area.
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