New York State Division of Veterans' Services

Vietnam War Veterans

Did you serve in Vietnam, Thailand, or the Demilitarized Zone in Korea during the Vietnam War (February 28, 1961 — May 7, 1965)? 

If yes, the VA automatically presumes that you were exposed to a chemical called Agent Orange. 

This means that you have a very strong chance for winning a disability compensation claim if you are diagnosed with any of the following medical conditions: 

  • Type II Diabetes 
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Prostate Cancer 
  • Lung Cancer (and other respiratory cancers) 
  • Ischemic Heart Disease (commonly referred to as “clogged arteries”)
  • Hodgkin’s Disease 
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma 
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas (cancers in body tissues such as muscle, fat, blood vessels, etc.) 
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemia 
  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer that attacks your plasma cells) 
  • Chloracne (a skin condition that looks like acne often seen in teenagers) 
  • AL Amyloidosis 
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (an illness that damages the function of your liver) 
  • Peripheral Neuropathy (an illness causing tingling in your arms, legs, fingers, or toes)  

If you served in Vietnam, Thailand, or the Demilitarized Zone in Korea during the Vietnam War, and if you are diagnosed with any of these medical conditions, you should file a disability compensation claim right away. 

Our Veterans Benefits Advisors will gladly prepare and file your claim for disability compensation.

Click here to find the Veterans Benefits Advisor whose office is closest to you!

Schedule an Appointment with a Veterans Benefits Advisor

1-888-VETS-NYS

(1-888-838-7697)

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Schedule an Appointment with a Veterans Benefits Advisor

1-888-VETS-NYS

(1-888-838-7697)

Contact a Veterans Benefits Advisor

Find a Veterans Benefits Advisor Near You!

or