Vietnam veterans that were exposed to Agent Orange may have a claim against the Veterans Administration for VA Disability Benefits. Woods & Woods Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyers never charge a penny unless you win. For your free legal consultation on Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims, fill out the online contact form or call (866) 232-5777.
We offer Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims help.
Agent Orange is a defoliant that was widely used in the Vietnam War. Even though the war has been over for a long time, many veterans and their families are still experiencing the nightmare that comes from their Agent Orange exposure. Some veterans have been fighting the Veterans Administration without an Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyer for decades.
Any Vietnam War veteran that had “boots on the ground” is considered to have come in contact with Agent Orange. However, that doesn’t mean that the Veterans Administration won’t deny your claim. Even if you can clearly prove you were exposed, the VA still denies lots of Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims.
Your Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims should cover secondary service-connected impairments.
Many veterans and even lots of veterans disability lawyers don’t understand how to service-connect a secondary condition. If you were exposed to Agent Orange and developed a medical condition, any medical condition connected to that impairment, is also considered service-connected. Don’t forget to list all your mental conditions and physical conditions when applying!
For example, say you were exposed to Agent Orange and you developed Type 2 Diabetes. Any medical condition that is caused by or worsened by your Type 2 Diabetes is now also service-connected. Your other health issues from Type 2 Diabetes may be service-connected too.
How much can veteran receive from filing Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims?
Many veterans exposed to Agent Orage are receiving over $2,900 a month. You can also receive Veterans Disability Benefits for having dependent children and parents. You can receive your VA Disability Benefits at the same time you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits.
Many veterans will receive backpay when their claim is approved. That is the money you should have been receiving while you were waiting for your application or appeal to be approved. Beware! The Veterans Administration often does not give veterans the correct amount of backpay and that can lead to lengthy backpay disputes. This is why it is so important to get your Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims done right the first time around with a VA Disability lawyer.
What if my Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims were denied?
You can appeal your initial decision if you were denied or rated too low for Agent Orange Vietnam Benefits. Appeals can get tough, but you can win them. We recommend hiring an Agent Orange Disability Benefits attorney to help you with your Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims appeal. You only pay your Agent Orange Veterans Disability Benefit appeal lawyer if they win your claim.
Veterans that received a denial on their Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims have up to one year to appeal the VA’s bad decision. If you have waited longer than one year, you can re-apply and start the process over. We highly recommend you do not let your Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims appeal period collapse. The VA Disability benefits appeal process is already lengthy enough – you don’t need extra delays in getting the benefits you deserve!
Who is eligible to file Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims?
Agent Orange caused numerous health problems in many veterans. Even some of those veteran’s children are suffering from health problems today. Agent Orange is responsible for diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, lymphoma, cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, and many more health impairments. Here are the veterans that are eligible to file Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims:
Vietnam and Korean War Agent Orange
- In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975, including brief visits ashore or service aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam.
- In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971.
Navy Ships and Agent Orange
- There are lots of ships that carried Agent Orange. If you were on a ship that carried Agent Orange and you have developed diabetes, hypertension, or even cancer, you may be eligible for veterans benefits.
- Since there are so many Navy ships that carried Agent Orange, we advise you contact our Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyers if you served and developed any symptoms.
Air Force and Agent Orange
- Veterans who flew on planes in Vietnam.
- Veterans who flew on some planes in Korea.
- Veterans that flew on planes that transported Agent Orange.
Exposure to Agent Orange Outside of a War Theater
- Veterans who served on or near the perimeters of military bases in Thailand during the Vietnam Era.
- Veterans who served where herbicides were tested and stored outside of Vietnam.
- Veterans who were crew members on C-123 planes flown after the Vietnam War.
- Veterans associated with Department of Defense (DoD) projects to test, dispose of, or store herbicides in the U.S.
FAQ: Hiring an Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims Lawyer
At Woods & Woods Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyers, we help veterans with veterans disability claims. If you’ve been denied your veterans disability benefits or feel you may have been rated too low by the Veterans Administration – don’t give up! We’re here to help you through this process. Below are some of the most common questions veterans ask our Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyers:
Should I hire an Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyer? We highly suggest you hire an attorney for your Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims. VA Disability claims can be confusing. There are lots of paperwork, deadlines, and maze of federal regulations that can hurt or help your Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims.
Why Woods & Woods Agent Orange Vietnam VA Claims lawyers? Woods & Woods is a nationally recognized VA Disability law firm. We have worked with thousands of victims of Agent Orange and their family members. We have a team of lawyers, doctors, psychologists, case managers, and paralegals to fight for you! We never charge a penny unless we win your claim. Our fee is a small percentage of your backpay and case expenses. Woods & Woods Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyers will never touch your future benefits; you’ve earned them and they’re your benefits!
Can I get free advice on filing my Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims? Yes! If you have questions about filing or appealing Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims, call our VA Disability attorneys for free advice. Many veterans and their families don’t even know they are eligible for VA Benefits. We highly suggest you contact a veterans benefits lawyer for help. We never charge a penny unless we win your claim.
Are Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims hard to prove? Yes! Agent Orange claims can be hard to prove. You may need help from non-VA doctors and vocational experts. Many Veterans Service Officers do not have the resources to hire non-VA doctors and vocational experts. Woods and Woods covers client’s costs of these doctors for their reports until you win your claim. If you lose your claim, you don’t have to repay those costs.
Can I afford an Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyer? Yes! Our fee is a percentage of your backpay and case expenses when you win your case. Woods and Woods never touches your future benefits. If you lose your claim you don’t owe us a penny. We even help with the application process. The call is free. The advice is free. For your free legal consultation about obtaining Agent Orange Benefits, fill out our online contact form or call toll-free (866) 232-5777.
Which Veterans are considered exposed to Agent Orange?
Any Veteran that had boots on the ground in Vietnam are considered to have come in contact with Agent Orange and are eligible to file Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims. Veterans that served in the Navy may have also been on ships that contained Agent Orange and are also eligible for VA Disability Benefits. There are many Korean War Veterans that also came in contact with Agent Orange. Many Veterans came in contact with Agent Orange at military bases around the United States. Some Veterans exposed to Agent Orange are receiving over $2,900 in monthly VA Disability payments. To learn more call for free (866) 232-5777.
What impairments does Agent Orange cause?
About 3 million people served in the U.S. military during the Vietnam War. The heaviest use of Agent Orange was from 1967 to 1969. During that time about 1.5 million veterans served. Many health risks have been associated with Agent Orange exposure including – Hodgkin’s disease, multiple myeloma, many types of cancer, leukemia, peripheral neuropathy, type 2 diabetes, ischemic heart disease, Parkinson’s disease and others. The children of veterans may have spina bifida and other birth defects. Spouses of deceased veterans may also have a claim due to their loss. Veterans disability compensation payments are available to veterans with a service related illness or injury which was aggravated by military service.
Agent Orange causes a long list of impairments that the Veterans Administration will give VA Disability Benefits for Agent Orange causes Parkinsons, diabetes, Hodgkin’s disease, neuropathy, ischemic heart disease, skin diseases, cancer, and many others. There are many impairments that Veterans don’t even realize are service-connected. For example, because Agent Orange causes diabetes, any diabetes related issue is now also considered service-connected. Because the regulations are very strict, we highly suggest your talk with an Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims lawyer.
Can Vietnam vets widows file Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims?
The children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange have many birth defects are they are eligible for VA Disability Benefits as well. Widows of Veterans exposed to Agent Orange may also be eligible for VA Disability Benefits. These claims are called Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC). The widow must prove that the veteran’s death was from a service-connected Agent Orange impairment. These claims can be highly complex and we suggest you hire a VA Disability Attorney.
How do I file and appeal my Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims?
The easiest way to file a claim is to call Woods and Woods for help. We will guide you through the Agent Orange Vietnam VA claims application process for free. If your initial decision is then denied or rated too low you have the option to hire Woods and Woods. If you win your claim on its initial decision you don’t owe us a penny for our help. Woods and Woods cares about our veterans and their families and we are happy to offer help.