What is the VA disability rating for Agent Orange?
If your diagnosis is active cancer, the VA assigns an automatic disability rating of 100 percent.
This qualifies you for the max benefit of $3,106.04 per month (plus anything you receive on behalf of dependents).
Your 100 percent rating continues until six months after successful completion of a treatment program.
What diseases are associated with Agent Orange?
The diseases now on the VA’s Agent Orange list are ischemic heart disease, lung and trachea cancers, prostate cancer, multiple myeloma, Hodgkin’s disease, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Parkinson’s Disease, type 2 diabetes, peripheral neuropathy, AL amyloidosis, chronic B-cell leukemia, chloracne, early-onset peripheral
When did the VA recognized Agent Orange?
For the purposes of VA compensation benefits, Veterans who served anywhere in Vietnam between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975 are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides, as specified in the Agent Orange Act of 1991.
How do you prove exposure to Agent Orange?
You can prove Agent Orange exposure by presenting evidence that you served at a location during an acknowledged timeframe VA associates with the use of this herbicide. If your service records do not show this, a VA disability lawyer may be able to help you gather evidence to prove exposure.