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Veterans who served aboard smaller river patrol and swift boats that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam (also known as "Brown Water Veterans") also are eligible.
Blue Water Veterans are eligible if they went ashore when a ship docked to the shore of Vietnam or served aboard ships that operated on the inland waterways of Vietnam.
Veterans who served in a unit in or near the Korean demilitarized zone anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 are eligible.
Veterans who may have been exposed to herbicides during a military operation or as a result of testing, transporting, or spraying herbicides for military purposes may be eligible for an Agent Orange Registry health examination. Learn about herbicide tests and storage outside Vietnam.
Contact VA about Agent Orange Registry Health Exam
- Agent Orange Registry Health Exam: 1-877-222-8387 (Ask to speak to the Environmental Health Coordinator)
- Toll-free Helpline (General Info): 1-800-749-8387 Press 3
- TDD (for hearing impaired): 1-800-829-4833
Go to your nearest VA medical facility and speak to the Environmental Health Coordinator about getting an Agent Orange Registry health exam.
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Additional Benefits for Veterans
Veterans also may be eligible for:
Disability compensation benefits: A monthly payment