VA offers health registry exams, health care, disability compensation and other benefits to eligible Veterans. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
Vietnam Veterans and other U.S. Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service may be eligible for:
- Agent Orange Registry health exam, a free exam for possible long-term health problems related to herbicide exposure. Veterans who served in Vietnam, the Korean demilitarized zone or other areas where Agent Orange was sprayed may be eligible.
- Health care benefits, a full range of medical benefits. There are many ways a Veteran may qualify.
- Disability compensation, monthly payment for diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure during military service. Veterans with qualifying service in Vietnam or the Korean demilitarized zone are presumed to have been exposed to Agent Orange. Other Veterans may be eligible if they show on a factual basis that they were exposed.
Veterans also may be eligible for other VA programs and services, including education, home loans, and vocational rehabilitation. Read Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors to learn more.
Children who have certain birth defects and are biological children of Vietnam-era Veterans with qualifying service in Vietnam or Korea may be eligible for VA compensation, health care, and vocational training. Learn more about benefits for children with birth defects.
Spouses and dependent children of living Veterans also may be eligible for health care and other VA benefits. Read Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors to learn more.
Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service and died as the result of diseases related to the exposure may be eligible for survivors' benefits.