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Agent Orange exposure on Thailand military bases

If you had regular security duty on the fenced-in perimeters of a U.S. military base in Thailand or Royal Thai Air Force Bases between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, you may have had contact with Agent Orange. The U.S. military used this herbicide to clear trees and plants during the Vietnam War. Find out if you can get disability compensation and other benefits for illnesses you believe are caused by contact with Agent Orange.

Am I eligible for disability benefits from VA?

You may be eligible for disability benefits if you meet the requirements listed below. 

Both of these must be true. You:

  • Have an illness we believe is caused by Agent Orange (called a presumptive disease), and
  • Served perimeter duty in at least one of the places listed below

You must have served perimeter duty in at least one of these places:

  • On RTAF bases in Thailand (including U-Tapao, Ubon, Nakhon Phanom, Udorn, Takhli, Korat, or Don Muang), or
  • On a U.S. Army installation in Thailand

Who’s covered?

  • Veterans
  • Qualified dependents
  • 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.

To prove that you had contact with Agent Orange during your Thailand service, you’ll need to send us supporting documents that show you had regular perimeter security duty, such as:

  • Daily work duty logs, or
  • Performance evaluation reports, or
  • Job records (for example, records showing you worked as a dog handler or a member of a security squadron or military police unit)

Find out how to file a claim for disability compensation

What if I need help filing my claim?

You can get help from a trained professional trusted to help with VA-related claims.
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Want to know more about benefits for Veterans with illnesses we believe are caused by contact with Agent Orange?
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