Immediate relatives Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange during service may be eligible for compensation and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Children of Vietnam veterans who served in Vietnam or the Korean Demilitarized Zone during certain time periods may have been born with birth defects due to their parents’ exposure to Agent Orange. Biological children of Vietnam veterans who served during an applicable period and suffered birth defects associated with herbicide exposure may be entitled to disability benefits.
Children and spouses of disabled Vietnam veterans rated as permanently and totally disabled may also be entitled to several types of compensation and benefits such as:
- Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA);
- Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC);
- Aid and Attendance and Housebound Benefits;
- Survivor’s Pension;
- Survivors’ & Dependents’ Educational Assistance; and
- VA Home Loan Guaranty.
The spouses and dependants of Vietnam veterans may be entitled to these benefits if the veteran is deceased, but the vet must have had a 100 percent VA disability rating prior to death. For some benefits, the vet must have held that status for a certain period.
For a complete review of the benefits for which spouses and children of Vietnam veterans are eligible, visit the VA’s website for Agent Orange compensation. If you or a loved one has filed a claim for benefits or compensation and received a denial, The Law Offices of Veterans Help Group can help file an appeal. Contact us today – 1-855-855-8992.