Disability Claim Types


We represent Veterans filing claims for:

  • Disability compensation
  • Individual Unemployability
  • Dependents Indemnity Compensation
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Toxic chemical exposure including Agent Orange and Gulf War Syndrome
  • Worsening of an existing service connected disability
  • Special Monthly Compensation
  • Camp Lejeune Contaminated Water claims
  • Military Sexual Trauma (MST)
  • And many other conditions, injuries and situations

Some additional information on the two most common toxic chemical exposure claim types:

Agent Orange

Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation and health care benefits for diseases associated with Agent Orange, a herbicide widely used in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

To obtain disability compensation for Agent Orange exposure, a Veteran must present a medical diagnosis of a disease that the VA recognizes as associated with Agent Orange exposure and show evidence of service in Vietnam or a location where Agent Orange was utilized. For Veterans who served onboard ships, you may qualify if your ship entered the “brown water” interior waterways in the area (as opposed to remaining in the “blue water” of the ocean.) There is a long list of diseases associated with Agent Orange exposure and adversely affecting Veterans, including:

  • Peripheral Neuropathy, a nervous condition that causes numbness and tingling
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s Disease, a malignant cancer
  • Prostate cancer, one of the most common cancers among males
  • Respiratory cancers, including lung cancer
  • Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2).
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Soft Tissue Sarcomas
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda
  • Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Gulf War Syndrome

Gulf War Veterans may have been exposed to a wide range of different environmental and chemical hazards. The VA offers a free Gulf War Registry health exam to any Gulf War Veteran to gauge the possible health problems related to that service.

Some Gulf War exposure situations include:

  • Oil well fires
  • Smoke and petroleum
  • Chemical and biological weapons
  • Depleted Uranium
  • Occupational Hazards
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB)
  • Pesticides
  • Sand, dust and particulates
  • Toxic embedded fragments
  • Infectious diseases
  • Heat injuries
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