Medical Problems Related to Viet Nam Service

Many returning Vets have face significant medical problems as well as the other issues associated with their service. The Veterans Administration has extended the list of conditions which qualify as automatically being service connected. If you or anyone you know has any of the following they need to contact a Veteran's Service Organization to get in line for benefits. The system may be slow but it will generally come to the right conclusion if you stick with it. What follows is the short list as I currently have it and a link to the VA web pages. This is the link to the formal anouncement

Chloracne or other acneform disease consistent with chloracne. (Must occur within one year of exposure to Agent Orange).

Hodgkin's disease.

Multiple myeloma.

Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy. (For purposes of this section, the term acute and subacute peripheral neuropathy means temporary peripheral neuropathy that appears within weeks or months of exposure to an herbicide agent and resolves within two years of the date of onset.)

Porphyria cutanea tarda. (Must occur within one year of exposure to Agent Orange). Prostate cancer.

Respiratory cancers (cancer of the lung, bronchus, larynx, or trachea).

Soft-tissue sarcoma (other than osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or mesothelioma).

Additional Information on Agent Orange

VA Agent Orange Home Page

Fact Sheet on Vietnam Veterans

Status of the Agent Orange Settlement Fund