Agent Orange Claims
January 1, 2020 – The Department of Veterans Affairs has published an updated list of locations outside Vietnam where tactical herbicides such as Agent Orange were used, tested or stored by the military. Click HERE for the list. A new page will open.
Agent Orange was a weed killer/herbicide sprayed on the jungles of Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover and crops for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops. The name came from the orange identifying stripe used on the 55-gallon drums in which it was stored.
Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including an Agent Orange Registry health exam (a new page will open), health care and disability compensation for diseases associated with exposure. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
Agent Orange exposure can cause several serious illnesses, as well as birth defects in the children of veterans who were exposed to the chemical.
You should contact the VA immediately if you or a loved one served in one of the designated Agent Orange exposure locations.