Agent Orange Disability Claims

With the passage of the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019, Navy veterans who served within twelve nautical miles of the shores of Vietnam are entitled to disability benefits for Agent Orange exposure.

Yankton County Veteran’s Service Officer Mike McDonald says it has taken decades for this group of Navy veterans to be listed as eligible for benefits after being exposed to Agent Orange which was widely used in Vietnam as a defoliant.

McDonald says Navy veterans who are now qualified for disability benefits under the new law should contact his office to begin the application process even if they were turned down previously.

The Yankton County Veterans Service Office is located at the Yankton County Government Center and may be contacted by telephone at 605-260-4420.