01 January 2019

C-123 Agent Orange VA Benefits: A January 2019 Resource List

Below you'll find a fairly current list of VA and other significant publications about C-123 veterans and our Agent Orange exposures...just click on what you want to read or download.

Here's a reminder: if you are a post-Vietnam C-123 veteran and have any of the recognized Agent Orange illnesses, you are entitled to the full range of VA health care and other benefits.  Some veterans have succeeded in having claims approved for disabilities not on VA's list of presumptive ailments, getting benefits for avascular necrosis and other problems, but VA is mighty cautious about such coverage...it is a painful uphill battle.

If you are diagnosed with an Agent Orange-related illness, you are entitled to the full range of VA medical care and other benefits...almost. Our benefits vary in that children of C-123 vets aren't eligible for spina bifida benefits, and our claims cannot be honored prior to June 19, 2015 when VA published the C-123 Agent Orange rule. Fortunately, here too, VA has permitted some exceptions.

Agent Orange Newsletter 2018 (VA Public Health) (failed to include C-123 info)

Scientific American: Agent Orange Exposure Endangered Air Force Aircrews (January 2015)

Exposed Veterans Accuse VA of Foot-Dragging on Benefits (Huffpost, 2017)

CDC Report to VA: "C-123s unsafe in American airspace. Crews should have flown in full HAZMAT protection (Dr. C. Portier & Dr. T. Sinks) June 2012) June 2014

Post-Vietnam Military Exposures Aboard Agent Orange Spray Aircraft (Environmental Research, July 2014)

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