Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange may qualify for "presumptive" VA disability benefits.

The VA assumes that certain diseases, cancers, and other health problems are likely caused by exposure to Agent Orange. These are considered “presumptive diseases,” meaning that if one of these conditions is diagnosed in a veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange, the veteran can qualify for disability benefits without the burden of proving the condition was caused by military service.

Sean D. Cuddigan
SSA and VA Disability Attorney in Omaha, Nebraska