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IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS: File Form 21-0304

CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS: File Form 21-0304

CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS: File Form 21-0304

Vietnam Veterans of America Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee asks all the children (we suggest grandchildren also) of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange who are ill and/or suffering from a birth defect, learning disabilities, mental health illness, etc..to file a claim with the VA.

Please use VA Form 21-0304. This is the same form used for the children of women Vietnam veterans. Your claim will be denied, but it will cause a record to be established.

Once this is done, should the VA change it’s policies and allow male veterans’ children more than spina bifida as a presumptive for the veteran’s exposure to Agent Orange, our families will then have recourse.

VA FORM 21-0304

Legacy of Our Veterans' Military Exposures
Widow of a Vietnam veteran exposed to Agent Orange and founder of Agent Orange Legacy.
  1. Mary Painter Reply

    Hi. Does it make a difference with this children’s application that my dad was receiving AO benefits from VA?

    • admin Reply

      Hi Mary, No it doesn’t make a difference that I am aware.

  2. Sheree Lee Reply

    I am the oldest daughter of a Vietnam veteran. He was diagnosed a few years ago with non-Hodgkins lymphoma and is currently 100% disabled through the VA. I have been having problems with peripheral neuropathy for about 3 years and was sent today for a lupus work up. Everything I have found for lists of diseases are all from several years ago. Where can I look for a current list?

    • admin Reply

      Hi Sheree, I do not believe there is a current list available. We have started collecting more health data but just not enough people to do the work. What I can tell you is that there are other children of vets exposed to Agent Orange that have lupus. Here is link with more info that you should find helpful>>>https://agentorangelegacy.us/2020/02/14/important-links-for-children-of-veterans-exposed-to-agent-orange/

  3. Ammy Duran Webb Reply

    Hello. My father served was a Marine. The years he served our country was 10/66-10/70. He was exposed to Agent Orange and it has affected his 3 children, mostly me, being the eldest of three. I was born with hip dysplasia and had a total hip replacement in May of 2016. I have Cancer in the 4th stage. I started having trouble with a mass in my bottom area in 2016. I was diagnosed with Adenocarcinoma in the beginning of 2017. These are the major problems that I have fighting for the last few years. I am doing ok but I was told that a NORMAL individual with the kind of cancer that I have, without treatment, only has a year. One with treatment has up to three years. Its a damn good thing I’m not normal…

    • admin Reply

      Thank you for your comment Ammy. I am so sorry to hear about your health problems. You are right about one thing which is you and the other children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange are far from NORMAL. If you have any further questions you can contact me at aolegacy@gmail.com. Sharon Perry, founder of lovme

  4. Sara Riggs Velvin Reply

    My Dad was in country 70-71. I have fibromyalgia, arthritis, ADD, clinical depression and anxiety. My kids also have ADD/ADHD and one possible autism spectrum disorder. My Dad passed in May of 17, from lung cancer. I don’t think he “registered ” exposure with the VA though. Should I still contact them?

    • admin Reply

      Hi Sara, I am sorry for your loss. I have a link with info you should find helpful>>>https://lovme.org/important-links-for-children-of-veterans-exposed-to-agent-orange/. Do not hesitate to contact me at aolegacy@gmail.com

  5. karen Reply

    My father died at 29 years old 6 different cancers worked in acquisition and material management. my sister born 1974 had spina bifida lived 10 minutes..I was born year later and have issues but always ignored. Time to make claim for me and my 4 daughters and the rest of us.. Poisoned generations to come just like the MRI dye gadillium dont ever get it.

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  7. Christy Scroggins Reply

    I was doing research and found this website. So far I have 14 illness’ out of the list. One of my many doctors recommended that I check with Veterans Affair because of all the trouble that I am having. How do I proceed with my case, where do I start?

    • LOVME Reply

      Hi Christy, Thank you for your message. VA will not help you but might give you advice if you were to call them and explain your situation. VVA has encouraged all children of veterans exposed to Agent Orange to apply for benefits. Here is the form that you will need to do this: VA FORM 21-0304>>>https://lovme.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/vba-21-0304-ARE.pdf. Here are a couple of other links that you should find helpful: IMPORTANT LINKS FOR CHILDREN OF VETERANS EXPOSED TO AGENT ORANGE>>>https://lovme.org/important-links-for-children-of-veterans-exposed-to-agent-orange/ AND Agent Orange Legacy – Chiari>>>https://lovme.org/agent-orange-legacy-chiari/. We also offer a closed support group on facebook for families of veterans exposed to Agent Orange and the veteran. Join us at this link>>>https://www.facebook.com/groups/aolivingwithagentorange/.

  8. Paige Piedt Reply

    My father Edward Rotzien was in Vietnam nam in 69/70. He’s hade both legs amputated due to poor circulation and late life diabetes. I am concerned for my health as also my brother. Any information you can provide is appreciated. Thank you in advance, Paige Rotzien Piedt.

    • LOVME Reply

      So very sorry for delayed response and sorry for your loss. Here is a link where you can find helpful information>>>https://lovme.org/?s=important+links+for+children+of+veterans+exposed+to+agent+orange

  9. amy tapia Reply

    Father was never diagnoised with exposure but passed away from massive heartattack at 54. He had very bad ptsd and was in process of completing VA paperwork when he passed.. Broke my heart to read some of the answer s he gave…. I have anxiety and have been on meds for it for years.

    • LOVME Reply

      So sorry for delayed response and very sorry for your loss

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