Parkinson's Disease and Agent Orange:
Veterans who develop Parkinson's disease and were exposed to Agent Orange or other
herbicides during military service do not have to prove a connection between their disease
and service to be eligible to receive VA health care and disability compensation.
Parkinson's disease is a degenerative brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and
difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination.
Symptoms are: tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face; rigidity or stiffness
of the limbs and trunk; slowness of movement; and impaired balance and coordination.
Many effective treatment options are available. Hear stories from Veterans living with
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VA benefits for Parkinson's disease.
Veterans with Parkinson’s disease who were exposed (Locations) to herbicides during service
may be eligible for disability compensation and health care. Learn about VA specialty care for Parkinson's disease
Veterans who served in Vietnam, the Korean demilitarized zone or another area where
Agent Orange was sprayed may be eligible for a free Agent Orange registry health exam.
Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Veterans who were
exposed to herbicides during military service and died as the result of Parkinson's disease
may be eligible for survivors' benefits.
Special thanks to – Ruth Aresvik, Service Officer American Legion Post 154