- What are the 14 diseases associated with Agent Orange?
- What is the average disability rating for Agent Orange?
- What are the long term effects of Agent Orange?
- How much does Agent Orange pay VA?
- What is the average compensation for Agent Orange?
- Why is Agent Orange bad?
- Is Agent Orange a disability?
- What did Agent Purple do?
Here are the 14 health conditions associated with Agent Orange exposure as of 2020:Chronic B-Cell Leukemia.Hodgkin’s disease.Multiple Myeloma.Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.Prostate cancer.Respiratory Cancers.Soft tissue sarcomas.Ischemic heart disease.
As of December 1st, 2021 the VA disability rate benefit amounts are as follows: 0 percent disability rating: $0.00 per month. 10 percent disability rating: $152.64 per month. 20 percent disability rating: $301.74 per month.
Unfortunately, Agent Orange exposure has led to long-term health effects in many Vietnam era veterans, including multiple myeloma, Parkinson’s Disease, and various types of cancer.
A single person can receive up to $37,272 per year in tax-free benefits from the VA due to their exposure to Agent Orange and resulting medical condition. A married person, or person with dependents such as a child or dependent parent can receive $39,348 or more.
Of the 105,000 claims received by the Payment Program, approximately 52,000 Vietnam Veterans or their survivors received cash payments which averaged about $3,800 each.
The herbicide Agent Orange, which was used widely by US armed forces in the 1960s and early 1970s during the Vietnam War to defoliate large areas of the country, contains dioxin and is carcinogenic. High levels of dioxin have been found in the breast milk, adipose tissue, and blood of the Vietnamese population.
Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam while on active duty are eligible for disability compensation through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as long as they were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
Agent Purple is the code name for a powerful herbicide and defoliant used by the U.S. military in their herbicidal warfare program during the Vietnam War. Agent Purple and Orange were also used to clear brush in Canada.