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Agent Orange Exposure from Testing and Storage Areas outside Vietnam

Were you part of testing or storing Agent Orange on bases in the United States or elsewhere? Agent Orange is a toxic chemical the U.S. military used to clear trees and plants during the Vietnam War. Find out if you can get disability compensation or benefits for illnesses believed to be caused by Agent Orange.

Can I get disability benefits from VA?

You may be able to get disability benefits if you meet both of the requirements listed below.

Both of these must be true:

  • You have 1 or more illnesses believed to be caused by Agent Orange, and
  • You were part of testing or storing Agent Orange during your military service

See a list of Agent Orange‒related illnesses.

Who’s covered?

  • Veterans
  • Qualified survivors

What kind of disability benefits can I get?


How do I get these benefits?

You’ll need to file a claim for disability compensation. When you file, you’ll have to show that you had contact with Agent Orange while serving in the military and that you have an illness believed to be caused by Agent Orange.
Find out how to file a claim for disability compensation.

What if I need help?

See these comprehensive lists for dates and locations of herbicide tests and storage:
In the U.S.
Outside the U.S.

You can get help from a trained professional trusted to help with VA-related claims.
Get help filing your claim.

Get more information

Want to figure out where you may have come into contact with Agent Orange? See all the dates and locations of herbicide tests and storage: