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Service Outside of Vietnam or Korea

If you were exposed to Agent Orange during your service and have a related disease, you can apply for disability compensation even if you did not serve in Vietnam or in the Korean Demilitarized Zone.

Are you eligible for compensation?

Yes, if:

Who is covered

You and your survivors

Available benefits


How it works

You must prove you were exposed to Agent Orange during your military service to be eligible for service-connection for diseases that VA presumes are related to Agent Orange exposure.

Exception:
If you’re a Blue Water Veteran with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, you do not need to prove where you were exposed. VA recognizes non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma as related to service in Vietnam or its offshore waters during the Vietnam Era.

Learn more

Agent Orange benefits.

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Please note: Content on this Web page is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal advice or to be a comprehensive statement or analysis of applicable statutes, regulations, and case law governing this topic. Rather, it’s a plain-language summary. If you are seeking claims assistance, your local VA regional office, a VA-recognized Veterans Service Organization, or a VA-accredited attorney or agent can help. Search Accredited Attorneys, Claims Agents, or Veterans Service Organizations (VSO) Representatives.