by Kristina Derro
Veteran Disability Lawyer
The VA has updated the list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that have operated on Vietnam’s inland waterways, docked on shore, or had crewmembers sent ashore. The veterans who served on these ships during the time frame in question will be considered to have presumptive exposure to Agent Orange, allowing them to receive disability compensation for the 14 medical conditions associated with exposure to the herbicide.
Veterans who want to know if one of the ships that they served on made the list can visit www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange to view the exhaustive list. If veterans do not have access to the internet, they can contact VA’s Special Issues Helpline at 1-800-749-8387 and press 3 to receive a list of the ships.
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