The veterans self-help guide on agent orange
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Published by NVLSP in Washington, DC .
Written in English



  • United States.


  • Veterans -- Legal status, laws, etc. -- United States.,
  • Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975 -- Veterans -- Health risk assessment -- United States.,
  • Agent Orange -- Toxicology.

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Edition Notes

Cover title.

Other titlesSelf-help guide on agent orange
StatementNational Veterans Legal Services Program.
ContributionsNational Veterans Legal Services Program.
LC ClassificationsKF7710 .V484 1995
The Physical Object
Pagination16 p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1028098M
ISBN 101878902121
LC Control Number96103824

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“Agent Orange is a highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. Military during the Vietnam War to defoliate hiding places used by the Viet Cong, rice paddies and fields that provided them with food, and to clear the perimeters of military bases to give service members a clear line of fire. Due to the Agent Orange Act of , the VA now acknowledges certain cancers and other diseases as caused by Agent Orange. This means that veterans with these recognized diseases can qualify for disability compensation under “presumptive service connection.” However, many special rules : Margaret Wadsworth. recommendation to the legislature on Agent Orange research. WASHINGTON AGENT ORANGE PROJECT Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is providing information to veterans on the locations of herbicide spraying missions in Viet­ nam. Veterans are encouraged to get an Agent Orange examination and are sent a self-help guide, explaining.   VA assumes that certain diseases can be related to a Veteran's qualifying military service. We call these "presumptive diseases." VA has recognized certain cancers and other health problems as presumptive diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service. Veterans and their survivors may be eligible for benefits for these diseases.

3 VVA SELF-HELP guIDE whAt is AGent orAnGe? A host of herbicides were used by the u.S. military in Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries to protect American and allied troops by defoliating the dense jungle vegetation hiding enemy positions. The herbicides were . Veterans Guide to VA Benefits A guide for veterans, their family members and those assisting them to successfully apply for benefits from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs ("VA"). 1. Call the Agent Orange help line at , or; Send an email to GW/[email protected]; Note: Please be ready to give us your name, email address, telephone number, and VA file number or Social Security number. If you think you may have had contact with Agent Orange or other herbicides while serving in the military, you can request a.   Following the news from the Senate, the veterans’ community came together quickly to show its support. Within a week of the announcement, MOAA joined with 32 organizations to send letters to Senate and House leaders asking for their support for the care and compensation of veterans affected by Agent Orange. Gold Star Wives of America and the.

3. Veterans seeking care for a service-connected disability only. 4. Veterans seeking registry examinations (ionizing radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War/Operation Enduring Freedom/ Operation Iraqi Freedom/ Operation New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) depleted uranium, airborne hazards and Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry). Priority Groups. Under the Agent Orange Act of , the VA automatically accepts that any Vietnam veteran who served in-country between January and May probably was exposed to .   An “Agent Orange” wreath left by the organization Second Voice for Children of Vietnam Veterans, Inc. in honor of U.S. Army and Vietnam War veteran Mike Miller and U.S. Marine Corps and Vietnam War veterans Richard Sowinski and Greg L. Pires. The oil drum lid is painted in a purple and orange color scheme reflecting a direct allusion to the. Agent Orange/Dioxin. Agent Orange is a highly toxic herbicide used by the U.S. military during the Vietnam War to defoliate hiding places used bythe enemy and to clear the perimeters of military installations. Although colorless, it is known as “Agent Orange” because of an orange-colored band painted on the drums used to store and transport it.