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Agent Orange Claim for Veterans’ Disability Benefits: Get Financial Support in Upstate New York

If you or your spouse served in Vietnam and came in contact with Agent Orange, the harmful chemical could still affect you today, more than 40 years later.

You were following orders when it happened. Now, you can’t work much—or at all—because of it.

You need help—veterans’ disability benefits, specifically. When you can’t provide for you and your family because of an illness connected to your service, you deserve financial security.

Sometimes, unfortunately, the VA doesn’t have your back. A low disability rating can fall short of what you need to keep going.

The experienced lawyers at Lachman & Gorton can help you set things straight. We’ll help gather the medical evidence you need to prove how serious your health issues are.

You deserve fair compensation. Don’t settle for anything less.

So if you’re in Elmira, Rochester, Binghamton, Syracuse, Buffalo, or anywhere in Central or Upstate New York, get in touch today to get your case started.

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How to Prove Agent Orange Exposure in NY

You have to prove your medical condition for any veterans’ disability claim. But, for some who served in Vietnam, the VA makes it easier for anyone with Agent Orange-connected ailments.

If you have any of these illnesses, you could be fast-tracked:

  • Chronic B-cell leukemia
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer)
  • Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma
  • Prostate cancer
  • Respiratory cancers (including lung, larynx, trachea and bronchus)
  • Soft tissue sarcomas (cancers in muscles, fat, blood, lymphatic vessels and connective tissues)
  • AL amyloidosis (organ damage caused by buildup of an abnormal protein)
  • Cholracne (a skin condition occurring soon after contact with herbicides)
  • Diabetes mellitus, type 2
  • Ischemic heart disease (lack of blood and oxygen to the heart)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Peripheral neuropathy, early onset (nervous system disorder causing numbness, tingling and weakness)
  • Porphyria Cutanea Tarda (a rare liver disease)

If your condition isn’t listed above, you could still qualify. You’ll just need to provide significant evidence that your health issues were caused by Agent Orange exposure.

At Lachman & Gorton, we know you’re going through a tough time. Our compassionate attorneys can answer any questions you have.

We’ll even evaluate your case for free.

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Which Veterans Can Qualify for Disability Benefits with Agent Orange?

To prove your Agent Orange-related exposure illness is service-connected, you’ll need to show you served during the time period of January 9, 1962 – May 7, 1975.

You’ll also need to prove you served in one of these locations:

  • Vietnam
  • Korea
  • Areas just outside Vietnam and Korea
  • U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships in Vietnam
  • C-123 airplanes in Vietnam or anywhere else
  • Waters in or around Vietnam
  • Thailand military bases

You could also qualify if you visited any Agent Orange testing or storage sites outside of Vietnam.

If you or your spouse are still living with the effects of Agent Orange, give us a call today.

We’re proud to help our neighbors in Elmira, Rochester, Binghamton, Syracuse, Buffalo, and all over Central and Upstate New York.

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