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bob33462
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Fellow Veterans - If you served in Nam or Korea on or near the DMZ during the below dates you are eligible for VA disability - prostate cancer is one of the listed diseases - prove you were there and have prostate cancer, VA grants automatic approval.
Also, there are other locations for which you may qualify. (see link below)
Eligibility - Service in Vietnam or Korea

VA presumes that Veterans were exposed to Agent Orange or other herbicides if they served:
•In Vietnam anytime between January 9, 1962 and May 7, 1975, including brief visits ashore or service aboard a ship that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam
•In or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971

If you fall into either category listed above, you do not have to show that you were exposed to Agent Orange to be eligible for disability compensation for diseases VA presumes are associated with it. Check the list of U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships that operated in Vietnam to confirm whether your service aboard a ship allows VA to concede you were exposed to Agent Orange..

http://www.benefits.va.gov/compensation/claims-postservice-agent_orange.asp

Bobby Mac

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