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Thailand Military Bases

If you had regular security duty on the fenced-in perimeters of a U.S. military base in Thailand or Royal Thai Air Force Bases between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, you may have had contact with Agent Orange. The U.S. military used this toxic chemical to clear trees and plants during the Vietnam War. Find out if you can get disability compensation or benefits for illnesses believed to be caused by contact with Agent Orange.

Can I get disability benefits from VA?

You may be able to get disability benefits if you have an illness believed to be caused by Agent Orange and you served perimeter duty in at least one of the places listed below.

You must have served perimeter duty in at least one of these places:

  • On RTAF bases in Thailand (including U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, or Don Muang), or
  • On a U.S. Army installation in Thailand

Who’s covered?

  • Veterans
  • Qualified dependents
  • Qualified survivors

What kind of disability benefits can I get?


How do I get these benefits?

You’ll need to apply for benefits. When you apply, you’ll have to show that you had contact with Agent Orange while serving in the military.

To prove that you had contact with Agent Orange during your Thailand service, you’ll need to send us supporting documents that show you had regular perimeter security duty, such as:

  • Daily work duty logs, or
  • Performance evaluation reports, or
  • Job records (for example, records showing you worked as a dog handler or a member of a security squadron or military police unit)

Apply for benefits.

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