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Agent Orange Registry

The “Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors” booklet (2012 Edition) from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs states the following:
Agent Orange Registry: For Veterans possibly exposed to dioxin or other toxic substances in herbicides used during the Vietnam War between 1962 and 1975, regardless of length of service; exposure on land in Vietnam, or on a ship operating on the inland waterways of Vietnam between Jan. 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975; service along the demilitarized zone in Korea between April 1, 1968 and Aug. 31, 1971; possible exposure on or near the perimeters of military bases in Thailand between Feb. 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975; or possible exposure due to herbicides tests and storage at military bases in the United States and locations in other countries. DoD has provided a list of locations and dates where herbicides, including Agent Orange, were used. this DoD list is available at For those sites not listed, the Veteran should provide some proof of exposure to obtain a registry examination. Information is also available through VA’s Special Issues Helpline at 1-800-749-8387

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