KarHart Posted January 18, 2005 Share Posted January 18, 2005 Hi, I've been lurking in the forum for quite awhile, but this is the first time I've tried to post so I hope it works. I thought there might be some vets out there that do not know about the Agent Orange Fund. My husband is a Vietnam vet who was diagnosed with NSCLC in Oct. 04. He was already on 100% disability with the VA and could get his care there for free. However, we are using his Medicare ins. and going to Moffitt Cancer Center. He has applied to the Agent Orange fund which covers Vets that served in Vietnam for a number of conditions including lung cancer. I don't know too much about it but I think it will pay for treatment through the VA system. According to my husband there are also survivor benefits as this is considered a service connected condition. I would urge all Vietnam vets to contact their local VA about this. I think that they could also apply for disability benefits. We have not yet heard back on my husband's claim, but I will post again when I have more information. Karen Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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