If you are a veteran of the armed services from the Vietnam era or the Gulf War era and you have been diagnosed with cancer, you should talk to a veterans’ disability attorney to discuss the possibility that your cancer is a result of exposure to chemicals or radiation during military service.

Cancer and Disability Benefits: the Military Service Connection

Vietnam war veterans are presumed by the Veterans Administration to have been in contact with Agent Orange. Radiation exposure during military service may have occurred in Hawaii or Nevada or other locations. The VA maintains a list of cancers presumed to be linked to exposure to Agent Orange or other known military service-related toxins. These cancers include the following:

  • Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Prostate cancer
  • Respiratory cancer
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • B-Cell Leukemia

If your cancer is on the list, it is not necessary to demonstrate that military service was the likely cause. Family history of cancer is irrelevant.

Even if your cancer is not on the list but you are unable to work due to cancer, talk to a veterans’ disability attorney to learn how we may be able to help.

VetLaw is a national law firm dedicated to helping veterans and civilians who suffer from disabilities and injuries obtain the benefits and compensation they are eligible for. If you served in Vietnam and now suffer from cancer, talk to our attorney to learn how we can help you with regard to disability benefits.

You may already be receiving veterans’ benefits — but with our assistance, may be entitled to a higher eligibility rating, and an increase in benefit payments.

Pursue the Compensation You Need and Deserve

We are prepared to advise you on the most likely routes to a successful benefits claim or appeal. Our goal is to help you recover the full financial compensation you deserve.