Agent Orange Veteran Disability Appeals

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that “Blue Water” Vietnam veterans are eligible for benefits regarding illnesses linked to exposure to Agent Orange. The decision could make thousands of veterans who served aboard aircraft carriers, destroyers, and other ships during the Vietnam War eligible for previously denied benefits from the VA. Our veterans’ benefits attorneys are here to help get you the benefits you deserve. We truly appreciate your service to our country and want to ensure you are receiving the maximum benefits for your service related injuries. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with an Agent Orange related illness and denied disability from the VA, call our offices today and let us get started on your appeal.

Appealing a Veterans Disability Claim

Veterans Disability ClaimsIf you were denied disability benefits from the VA for an Agent Orange linked cancer or illness, we can help appeal your claim. Hiring an attorney to help with your Veterans Disability Benefit claim could mean the difference between receiving the compensation you deserve and having to settle for what the government awards you.

In January of 2019, the federal court ruled that the Department of Veterans Affairs can no longer deny disability claims to veterans who served in the waters off the coastline of Vietnam (and not inland) if these Veterans later developed illness caused by Agent Orange exposure. This is a major departure from the previous rule which required Veterans off-shore, “Blue Water,” to provide evidence of direct contact with hazardous chemicals. According to the Military Times, those who opposed the old rule argued that given the time that had passed since the war, obtaining proof of this kind was both impossible and unfair. The federal court agreed, and by doing so has allowed thousand of Vietnam veterans the opportunity to reapply for previously denied benefits.

Don’t wait. Call now to learn more about your appeal options. There is no obligation and the legal consultation is free. In fact, our legal team works on a reduced contingency fee for Veterans so you will never have to pay any costs or expenses in advance.


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Agent Orange Related Illnesses

The VA currently recognizes fourteen conditions presumptively caused by Agent Orange exposure. The court decision referenced above now grants Blue Water Vietnam veterans a presumption of Agent Orange exposure. The following conditions and diagnosed illnesses could be service related and entitle you to benefits. Please note this is not an exhaustive list and other conditions and illnesses may qualify:

  • Chronic B-cell Leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Cancers
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Chloracne
  • Diabetes Mellitus Type 2
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Early Onset Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda

Need to Appeal your VA Disability Claim?

The Feeney Law Firm is committed to assisting those who have served our country. Ensuring Veterans get the help and benefits they deserve is our passion. We are here to help make VA appeals process as simple as possible for you and your family. Call us now at 1-800-663-0207 for a FREE consultation. Don’t wait; your time to file a Veteran’s Disability appeal. Your time may be limited.