Task Force 73 Agent Orange Update – 28 May 2018

 

TF 73 Agent Orange Task Force Update 7 September 2018

VA Makes Decision on Expansion of Agent Orange Presumptive Conditions

 

Whether a Vietnam Veteran has or has not been diagnosed with an Agent Orange type health challenge, but was exposed to it, he/she should be registered with the VA.  There is no cost but significant possible benefit.  You can still apply for disability compensation if you were exposed to Agent Orange.

Agent Orange Registry Health Exam for Veterans – VA Public Health

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/benefits/registry-exam.asp – similar pages

Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange – Compensation

https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp  – similar pages

The Children of Agent Orange ? ProPublica

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-children-of-agent-orange – 139k – similar pages

 

HELPFUL INFORMATION WHEN FILING A CLAIM

Agent Orange Action Checklist

The following ship list was downloaded from the following section of the VA Website: https://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp

Page 31 of this list states that USS Cleveland (LPD-7) [Amphibious Transport Dock] sent Naval Academy Midshipmen on training mission ashore at Da Nang on 9-10 July, 1970

List of Ships that Operated in Vietnam

USNA Midshipmen Assigned to USS Vancouver (LPD-2)

USS Cleveland Deck Log Book

USS Vancouver Deck Log Book

VA Form 21-4138

VA Requirements for Claim