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WHAT WE DO
From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of U.S. base camps and outlying fire-support bases.
War Legacies Project fields requests from veterans and their children looking for more information about Agent Orange and its impacts on human health. We direct them to the appropriate resources to help veterans and their families with their VA claims.
More information about Agent Orange and veterans can be found at the Agent Orange Record website.
Filing a claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA):
Check out the VA website to see if you meet the qualifications for benefits/health care.
Vietnam Veterans of America has published a very informative guide to help veterans applying for benefits from the VA.
We highly recommend that you use the services of one of the Veterans Service Organizations in your community to help file a claim with the VA to receive benefits for one of the conditions associated with exposure to Agent Orange. A searchable list of these organizations can be found on the VA website.
For assistance in appealing a VA claim at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (Court) go to the Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program.
From 1962 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed herbicides over Vietnam to strip the thick jungle canopy that could conceal opposition forces, to destroy crops that those forces might depend on, and to clear tall grasses and bushes from the perimeters of US base camps and outlying fire-support bases. Every two years the Institute of Medicine publishes a summary of the research that has been done on Agent Orange-Dioxin and provides recommendations to the VA for conditions that should be added to the list.
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