Agent Orange Exposure VA Disability Compensation
During the Vietnam War, an herbicide known as Agent Orange was used to eradicate the heavy jungle forest to make it easier for troops to avoid being ambushed. Veterans who had boots on the ground service in Vietnam, Thailand, the DMZ in Korea, or served on a Blue Water Navy Ship during certain presumptive time periods were susceptible to exposure and thus qualify for disability benefits.
Bergmann & Moore has successfully prevailed in many cases of non-presumptive Agent Orange exposure in both service connection claims as well as surviving spouse (DIC) claims. We are dedicated to fighting VA until these conditions are deemed presumptive.
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VA has conceded that certain diseases are presumed to be due to the chemicals in Agent Orange and has formed a list. This means that if VA acknowledges a Veteran served in an area where he or she was exposed to Agent Orange, their claim for service connection is granted on a presumptive basis, meaning that a medical nexus is not required if the Veteran has a diagnosis for that presumptive condition.
Presumptive Cancers :
Unfortunately, VA has not yet recognized that many conditions, such as certain types of cancers, may be the result of Agent Orange exposure. These are referred to as “non-presumptive” conditions and can make obtaining service-connected benefits extremely challenging. However, it is still possible to win benefits for these claims with supporting medical evidence.
The PACT Act has added five locations that now qualify as presumptive for Agent Orange exposure, meaning that if you served for any length of time at one of the below locations during the required time period, VA presumes that you were exposed to the herbicide.
Or, one of the following must be true:
Eligible Reserve locations, time periods, and units include:
The PACT Act has added the following five locations and corresponding time periods as presumptive for Agent Orange exposure:
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