Who has Agent Orange?

Who has Agent Orange?

Agent Orange was a powerful herbicide used by U.S. military forces during the Vietnam War to eliminate forest cover and crops for North Vietnamese and Viet Cong troops.

How much money do you get for Agent Orange?

During its operation, the Settlement Fund distributed a total of $197 million in cash payments to members of the class in the United States. Of the 105,000 claims received by the Payment Program, approximately 52,000 Vietnam Veterans or their survivors received cash payments which averaged about $3,800 each.

Is there any Agent Orange left?

After its use in the 1960s, Agent Orange was banned by the U.S. in 1971 and remaining stocks were taken from Vietnam and the U.S. to Johnston Atoll, a U.S. controlled island about 700 miles SE of Hawaii, where it was destroyed in 1978. There is no 'Agent Orange' in Vietnam or anywhere else today.

Can Agent Orange be passed to child?

Both male and female Vietnam veterans who faced Agent Orange exposure can pass spina bifida along to their children years after their military service ended.

What is the disability rating for Agent Orange?

The VA rates active cancer at the 100 percent disability rating, but many other conditions can be linked to Agent Orange which can receive their own rating. You can receive additional money if you have a spouse, children, or dependent parents.

What birth defects are caused by Agent Orange?

Associations between Agent Orange and other dioxin-contaminated herbicides and structural birth defects like spina bifida, oral clefts, heart defects and hypospadias may be just the “tip of the iceberg”.

How do I claim disability from Agent Orange?

There are three ways to apply for VA disability benefits based on Agent Orange exposure:
  1. Online, using the VA.gov website.
  2. Over the phone, with the help of a VA representative or agent.
  3. In person at a regional VA office.

How many Vietnam Veterans are still alive in 2020?

As of this date The American War Library estimates that approximately 610,000 Americans who served on land in Vietnam or in the air over Vietnam between 19 are alive today. And approximately 164,000 Americans who served at sea in Vietnam waters are alive today.

How old is the youngest Vietnam War vet?

Dan Bullock (Decem – J) was a United States Marine and the youngest U.S. serviceman killed in action during the Vietnam War, dying at the age of 15....
Dan Bullock
BornDecem Goldsboro, North Carolina, U.S.
DiedJ (aged 15) An Hoa Combat Base, Quảng Nam Province, South Vietnam
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Can Agent Orange affect the children of Vietnam veterans?

The children of Vietnam veterans and occasionally even their grandchildren have also dealt with significant health problems from Agent Orange exposure as well. Birth defects such as neural tube defects are the most common effects of Agent Orange in the second generation exposed to Agent Orange.

What was the most decorated unit in the Vietnam War?

1st Recon, lead by then Staff Sgt. Jimmie Howard. They were inserted by helicopter to the top of Hill 488, some 20 miles west of Chu Lai. They didn't know it then, but this patrol would become the most highly decorated single unit in the Vietnam War.