VA Compensation For Vietnam Vets With Cancer
Vietnam veterans with cancer.
A point of information that may prove valuable to United States veterans of Vietnam.
VA Agent Orange number: 800-749-8387
The above site will give you info about benefits that you may be eligible for as a result of your service. The Veterans Administration says that if you were ever on the ground in Vietnam it is presumptive that you were exposed to Agent Orange. They further state that exposure to Agent Orange is presumptive as a compensable cause for eleven types of illnesses.
What this means is that if you were in Vietnam and now have or have any of the illnesses listed below, you are probably eligible for compensation. Check it out and apply if eligible. The following is from the VA's benefits booklet:
Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange and Other Herbicides: A
veteran who served in the Republic of Vietnam between Jan. 9,
1962, and May 7, 1975, is presumed to have been exposed to Agent
Orange and other herbicides used in support of military operations.
Eleven illnesses are presumed by VA to be service-connected
for such veterans: chloracne or other acneform disease similar to
chloracne, porphyria cutanea tarda, soft-tissue sarcoma (other than
osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma or mesothe-
lioma), Hodgkin's disease, multiple myeloma, respiratory cancers
(lung, bronchus, larynx, trachea), non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, prostate
cancer, acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy, diabetes mellitus
(Type 2) and chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Sight administrator please make this a Sticky for the Prostate Forum and forums for the the listed illnesses