The VA's List of Agent Orange-related Diseases

The Veteranʼs Administration assumes that all veterans who had “boots on the ground” in Vietnam have been exposed to Agent Orange and are eligible for benefits. The VA also assumes that Agent Orange causes the following diseases in Vietnam veterans and their children:


  • Acute and Subacute Peripheral Neuropathy
  • AL Amyloidosis
  • Chloracne (or Similar Acneform Disease)
  • Chronic B-cell Leukemias
  • Diabetes Mellitus (Type 2)
  • Hodgkinʼs Disease
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Non-Hodgkinʼs
  • Lymphoma
  • Parkinsonʼs Disease
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda Prostate Cancer
  • Respiratory Cancers
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma

For children of exposed veterans

  • Spinal bifida (but not spinal bifida occulta)For children of female veterans

For children of female veterans

  • Achonodroplasia
  • Cleft lip and cleft palate
  • Congenital heart disease
  • Congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot)
  • Esophageal and intestinal atresia
  • Hallerman-Streiff syndrome
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Hirschprungʼs disease (congenital megacolon)
  • Hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis
  • Hypospadias Imperforate anus
  • Neural tube defects
  • Poland syndrome
  • Pyloric stenosis
  • Sundactyly (fused digits)
  • Tracheoesophageal fistula
  • Undescended testicle
  • Williams syndrome

The VA maintains this website for veterans exposed to Agent Orange.

Vietnam veterans donʼt have to prove that these diseases are related to their military service to qualify for disability compensation. Veterans of the Korean war who were stationed in Thailand or who worked at an Agent Orange storage facility are also eligible for disability. In addition to disability, healthcare and educational benefits are available to vets exposed to Agent Orange, and many benefits are also extended to their children as well.