If you're a Vietnam veteran, you may be
eligible for compensation and health care for certain diseases
associated with Agent Orange, the defoliant sprayed to unmask
enemy hiding places in the jungles throughout Vietnam.
Acute and Subacute Transient
A nervous system condition that causes numbness, tingling,
and motor weakness. Under VA's rating regulations, it must
be at least 10% disabling within 1 year of exposure to Agent
Orange and resolve within 2 years after the date it began.
A rare disease caused when an abnormal protein, amyloid,
enters tissues or organs.
B Cell Leukemias
Cancers which affect B cells, such as hairy cell leukemia.
A skin condition that occurs soon after dioxin exposure and
looks like common forms of acne seen in teenagers. Under
VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10% disabling
within 1 year of exposure to Agent Orange.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
A disease that progresses slowly with increasing production
of excessive numbers of white blood cells.
Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)
A disease characterized by high blood sugar levels resulting
from the body’s inability to respond properly to the hormone
A malignant lymphoma (cancer) characterized by progressive
enlargement of the lymph nodes, liver, and spleen, and by
Ischemic Heart Disease
A disease characterized by a reduced supply of blood to the
A cancer of specific bone marrow cells that is characterized
by bone marrow tumors in various bones of the body.
A group of cancers that affect the lymph glands and other
A motor system condition with symptoms that include
trembling of the limbs and face and impaired balance.
Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
A disorder characterized by liver dysfunction and by
thinning and blistering of the skin in sun-exposed areas.
Under VA's rating regulations, it must be at least 10%
disabling within 1 year of exposure to Agent Orange.
Cancer of the prostate; one of the most common cancers among
Cancers of the lung, larynx, trachea, and bronchus.
Soft Tissue Sarcoma
(other than Osteosarcoma, Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi’s sarcoma,
A group of different types of cancers in body tissues such
as muscle, fat, blood and lymph vessels, and connective