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Agent Orange Related Conditions

If you are a veteran who stepped foot in Vietnam, please be aware that you were exposed to Agent Orange. Agent Orange exposure has caused many veterans health concerns, in which you are eligible to file a claim for. If you have any of the following conditions, please contact our office to set up an appointment to file a claim so you can get compensated for your condition(s):

  • Amyloidosis (AL)
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Chloracne
  • Hairy Cell Leukemia
  • Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
  • *Soft tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma Kaposi's sarcoma or mesothelioma)
  • Hodgkins disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Porphyria cutanea tarda (PCT)
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory cancers (cancers of the lung, bronchus, larynx and trachea)
  • Type 2 diabetes (also known as Type II diabetes mellitus or adult-onset diabetes)
  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL)

*The term "soft tissue sarcoma" includes the following:

  • Adult fibrosarcoma
  • Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans
  • Malignant fibrous histiocytoma
  • Liposarcoma
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Epithelioid leiomyosarcoma (malignant leiomyoblastoma)
  • Proliferating systemic angioendotheliomatosis
  • Malignant glomus tumor
  • Malignant hemangiopericytoma
  • Malignant giant cell tumor of tendon sheath
  • Malignant schwannoma, including malignant schwannoma with rhabdomyoblastic differentiation
  • Malignant Triton tumor and glandular epithelioid malignant schwannoma
  • Malignant mesenchymoma
  • Malignant granular cell tumor
  • Alveolar soft part sarcoma
  • Epithelioid sarcoma
  • Clear cell sarcoma of tendons and aponeuroses
  • Extraskeletal Ewing's sarcoma
  • Congenital and infantile fibrosarcoma
  • Malignant ganglioneuroma

In order to file a claim, the VAC needs the following items:

  1. Form DD214
  2. Treating doctor's name, address and phone number for each condition (if it is a private doctor outside of the VA) and the date of treatment for each condition
  3. Marriage certificate (where applicable)

Dependency Indemnity Compensation (for Widows)

If you are the widow of a veteran who served in Vietnam, and your spouse passed away from any of the above conditions, and you have not re-married, please contact our office as soon as possible, as you may be entitled to DIC (dependency indemnity compensation), which is tax free compensation based on the fact that your spouse passed away from a condition caused from Agent Orange exposure. Items we will need are:

  1. Form DD214
  2. Marriage certificate
  3. Death certificate that shows one or more of the above as primary or secondary cause of death
  4. Paid funeral bill

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