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Korea Demilitarized Zone

Veterans who served in a unit in or near the Korean demilitarized zone (DMZ) anytime between April 1, 1968 and August 31, 1971 and who have a disease VA recognizes as associated with Agent Orange exposure are presumed to have been exposed to herbicides.
DOD Confirmation Required
These Veterans do not have to show they were exposed to Agent Orange to be eligible for disability compensation for these diseases. However, VA and the Department of Defense must determine the Veteran’s unit operated in the DMZ area and the Veteran was physically there.
VA Benefits
VA offers health registry exams, health care, disability compensation and other benefits to eligible Veterans. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits. Learn more
  • Korea: Veterans Information

    Veterans exposed to herbicides while serving along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) in Korea will have an easier path to access quality health care and benefits under a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) final regulation that will expand the dates when illnesses caused by herbicide exposure can be presumed to be related to Agent Orange. Under the final regulation published today in the Federal Register, VA will presume herbicide exposure for any Veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit determined by VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which herbicides were applied.Learn more
  • Defoliants in DMZ

    Ministry officials say that at the time nobody was aware of how toxic the defoliants were, but even so it is irresponsible to keep silent about this earlier use of an agent that provoked serious discussion when it was used in Vietnam. Learn more
  • Herbicide Exposure and Veterans With Covered Service in Korea

    DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS 38 CFR Parts 3, 17, and 21 RIN 2900–AN27 Herbicide Exposure and Veterans With Covered Service in Korea Learn more
  • Korean War “AGENT ORANGE” News and Info

    Good information from the VA with an update to the use of Agent Orange during the Korean War. Learn more
  • Korean DMZ Agent Orange Information Center

  • Pentagon Confirms Use of Agent Orange

    The Pentagon acknowledged Tuesday that it helped South Korea obtain Agent Orange to defoliate areas along the Korean Peninsula's demiliatarized One three decades ago. Learn more
  • THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for Hodgkin's disease and or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, claimed as resulting from exposure to herbicides in Korea

    Citation Nr: 9906724 Decision Date: 03/12/99 Archive Date: 03/18/99 DOCKET NO. 98-17 647 ) DATE ) ) On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Cleveland, Ohio THE ISSUE Entitlement to service connection for Hodgkin's disease and or non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, claimed as resulting from exposure to herbicides in Korea. Love me
  • 'US dumped Agent Orange in S Korea'

    An independent California-based research institute says the US army has dumped hundreds of barrels of toxic chemicals, including Agent Orange, in South Korea. Learn more
  • VA Publishes Final Regulation to Aid Veterans Exposed to Agent Orange in Korea

    Under the final regulation published today in the Federal Register, VA will presume herbicide exposure for any Veteran who served between April 1, 1968, and Aug. 31, 1971, in a unit determined by VA and the Department of Defense (DoD) to have operated in an area in or near the Korean DMZ in which herbicides were applied. Learn more
  • Yahoo Support Group 4 Veterans exposed to Agent Orange in Korea

    This group is for those that served in Korea along the DMZ, or anywhere in Korea and have medical problems caused by the herbicide with dioxin, what we call Agent Orange, or other issues relating to their service in the Republic of Korea. Yahoo Support Group
  • USFK sprayed defoliant from 1955 to 1995, new testimony suggests

  • Agent Orange exposure and disease prevalence in Korean Vietnam veterans: The Korean veterans health study.

    Overall, this study suggests that Agent Orange/2,4-D/TCDD exposure several decades earlier may increase morbidity from various diseases, some of which have rarely been explored in previous epidemiologic studies. Learn more

Source: Department of Veterans Affairs

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