• Veteran disability payments led to fewer hospitalizations

    In 2001, VA made diabetes a presumptive condition for disability compensation. Veterans who served with "boots on the ground" in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos during the Vietnam war were eligible. The decision was based on an Institute of Medicine report that found a possible association between exposure to Agent Orange and diabetes.

  • Disability compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans

    On this National Vietnam War Veterans Day, VBA discusses the compensation and benefits available to Vietnam War Veterans.

  • Marine Corps Veteran co-leads prostate cancer education group

    After Marine Corps Veteran Joe Gallo was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he and two others created a virtual support group for prostate cancer patients.

  • Cancer Prevention and Veterans: What Are Your Exposure Risks?

    Many Veterans have unique cancer exposure risks like Agent Orange. VA's cancer prevention programs can help.

  • Disability compensation available for Veterans exposed to hazardous materials

    Exposure to contaminants or environmental hazards poses a major health concern for Veterans of all eras. If you served in Iraq, Afghanistan or other areas and believe you were exposed to hazardous materials – including particulate matter, burn pits and others – disability compensation and other VA benefits for related illnesses or conditions may be available for you.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Air Force Veteran Larry

    VA was there for Larry when a heart condition threatened his life. His doctor read a scan and brought him in for a pacemaker same day.

  • Are you eligible to file for benefits based on presumptive exposure?

    Were you exposed to hazardous materials while serving in the military, such as from Agent Orange or burn pits? Did you serve in Vietnam, Thailand or Southwest Asia? If so, you may be eligible to file for service-connected benefits based on presumptive exposure.

  • Why I get my health care at VA: Air Force Veteran Leon

    After serving in Vietnam, Leon came to VA and gets all his health care at VA, including treatment for conditions linked to Agent Orange.

  • Understanding VA’s current claims backlog environment, future growth

    VA defines backlog as the number of claims pending over 125 days. Two events have occurred that will, however, result in significant claims backlog increases in the near term.

  • Sarcoma cancer versus skin cancer

    Here’s important sarcoma cancer information. Also read about cancer service-connected disability if exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam.

  • BREAKING: VA plans expansion of benefits for disability claims for conditions related to certain toxic exposures

    VA announced today two major decisions related to presumptive conditions associated with Agent Orange and particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia.

  • Resources for Veterans with Parkinson’s Disease

    April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. VA Parkinson’s Disease Research Education & Clinical Centers serve Veterans affected by Parkinson’s through state-of-the-art clinical care.

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