Vietnam Vets, Agent Orange, and Type 2 Diabetes

            Diabetes
is a conditions associated with Agent Orange for which veterans can receive
disability checks. Veterans Administration records uncovered by the Associated
Press through the Freedom of Information Act show that 270,000 Vietnam veterans
receive payments for type 2 diabetes.

           
A 1991 federal law allows the VA to grant veteran's benefits who can prove they
were in Vietnam during the 13-year span of Agent Orange spraying and who suffer
from certain ailments:


            – Acute and
Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy – AL Amyloidosis
            – Chloracne
(or Similar Acneform Disease)
            – Chronic
Lymphocytic Leukemia and Other Chronic B Cell Leukemias*
            – Diabetes
Mellitus (Type 2)
            – Hodgkin's
Disease
            – Ischemic
Heart Disease*
            – Multiple
Myeloma
            –
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
            –
Parkinson's Disease*
            – Porphyria
Cutanea Tarda
            – Prostate
Cancer
            –
Respiratory Cancers- Soft Tissue Sarcoma (other than Osteosarcoma,                                         Chondrosarcoma, Kaposi's sarcoma, or
Mesothelioma)

(Three of them, marked with
an asterisk, are still under review.)

To
learn more, visit our WEBSITE.
 Also, we have written a FREE
Handbook on VA BENEFITS
if you would desire a copy please email or call our
office 301 663 9230.

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