Agent Orange benefits are not a separate category of Veterans Benefits. They are benefits available to veterans who suffer from disabilities caused by exposure to Agent Orange during service in Vietnam or other areas where the military used Agent Orange.
Eligibility for VA Disability Compensation is determined either by compensation based on a disability and its direct relationship to service, or Disability for Pension, where eligibility is based on service during a period of war and current disabilities.
Veterans who served in the Gulf War period recognized by the VA from August 1990 to present service in Iraq or Afghanistan are entitled to the same veterans’ benefits as veterans who served in any other period of war. This includes pension benefits if disabled and service-connected compensation for any service-connected illnesses.
If you are veteran or have a loved one that is a veteran and has experience symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), we encourage you to call our office and find out if you might be eligible for Veterans Disability Benefits and compensation.
Maine veterans disability specialists Jackson & MacNichol tells how they take on the VA to help disabled veterans. VA disability attorney Francis Jackson guides through the complicated appeals process of getting service-connected disability compensation or disability pension benefits from the VA.