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?
- You are ill with one or more of these diseases related to Agent Orange.
- Your service involved regular security duties on the fenced-in perimeters of bases in Thailand during the Vietnam Era, or
- You served in close proximity to areas where herbicides were tested or stored outside of Vietnam, or
- You had regular and repeated contact with a contaminated C-123 aircraft, or
- You were associated during your service with projects to test, dispose of, or store Agent Orange.
Who is covered
You and your survivors
- Health care
- An Agent Orange Registry health exam
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.