The VA recently said it would provide benefits to children with leukemia whose parents served in the military in Vietnam. What kind of benefits? How do I apply?
The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the early stages of putting together a package of benefits for Vietnam veterans' children who are victims of acute myelogenous leukemia, a rare form of leukemia. It is still uncertain what benefits will be included in the package and it will take several more months before veterans can apply for them, a VA spokesman said.
Researchers think there is some link between AML in children and a parent's exposure to Agent Orange and other toxins used during the Vietnam War.