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Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits for Agent Orange Exposure

Many veterans who served in Vietnam and the Korean Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) in the 1960s and 1970s suffer from cancer and other health problems. Today, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) presumes that those diseases arose from their exposure to Agent Orange and other herbicides. The VA makes the same presumption for veterans who came into contact with the herbicide outside of Vietnam during that era.

Unfortunately, the Veterans Affairs fails to pay the proper amount of benefits to many of these veterans.
The Veterans Affairs makes mistakes such as:

  • Giving veterans a low disability rating which fails to reflect the severity of the veteran’s current illness. Many Agent Orange-related diseases are degenerative. If the VA has not updated a Vietnam veteran’s disability rating, it may be too low.
  • Determining an incorrect effective date for disability benefits, which decreases the amount of back pay that a veteran receives. It took many years for the VA to recognize the need to award disability benefits due to Agent Orange exposure. As a result, many Vietnam veterans have incorrect effective dates.

Berry Law Firm works with veterans nationwide who do not receive proper Agent Orange-related disability benefits. We help them to appeal and reopen claims in order to raise their VA disability ratings and increase their monthly benefit. Our office is located at 6940 O St, Suite 400 Lincoln NE 68510.

Who Is Eligible for Agent Orange-Related Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits?

The U.S. military sprayed millions of gallons of Agent Orange and other herbicides over the jungles of Vietnam and around the Korean DMZ. Soon, a pattern of illness and death emerged among the young men who returned from service in Southeast Asia.

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What Diseases Are Presumptive for Agent Orange Exposure?

The VA presumes that certain cancers and other health problems are connected to a veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during military service in Vietnam, the Korean DMZ or on board C-123s after the Vietnam War.

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Raising Your Veterans Affairs Disability Rating in an Agent Orange Claim

If you ask the VA to conduct a new evaluation of your disability rating, the VA requires you provide evidence that your medical condition has grown worse and increased your disability. A record from a recent medical exam by your private doctor or a VA doctor will likely suffice.

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Is Your Disability ‘Effective Date’ Correct for an Agent Orange Claim?

The “effective date” for VA disability compensation is usually the date when the VA first receives a claim that the agency eventually approves. However, the VA sets special rules for Agent Orange effective dates.

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A Vietnam Veteran Founded Our Law Firm

Our law firm’s founder, John S. Berry Sr., is a Vietnam veteran. He got involved in veterans disability benefits law when he began working with fellow Vietnam veterans who suffered from PTSD. His son, John S. Berry Jr., is a former Army Ranger who deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge and served as a company commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Our legal team features many other attorneys with military backgrounds including Navy, Air Force and Marines.

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We have helped thousands of veterans to obtain the disability benefits they earned through their service and sacrifice. We know the way forward. We can guide your claim through the VA appeals process efficiently and effectively and seek the full benefit you deserve. Contact us today to discuss your case.

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Our Lawyers Can Help with Your Agent Orange Disability Claim

Agent Orange VA benefits claims can be highly complex. Veterans often find it difficult to wade through the process and overcome obstacles to get the benefits they deserve.

However, at Berry Law Firm, our attorneys deal with the complexity of VA claims every day. We know the way forward.

Let us review your Agent Orange claim for you today. We will seek any money you are due. We will not charge you a fee unless the we obtain the benefits you earned.

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