Veterans - Veterans Assistance is for any veteran, service member, family member or advocate who wants information or who wants to share information with others about the Veterans Affairs claims process. Veterans post their questions about their claim or disability, and other veterans who have had experience with that kind of claim or those who study these types of things jump in and answer your questions, point you in the right direction, or offer emotional support.

PACT Act and Your VA Benefits

The PACT Act has expanded VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. It adds to the list of health conditions assumed (or “presumed”) to be caused by exposure to these substances. This VA website can help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means for you or your loved ones. You can also call the VA at 800-698-2411 (TTY: 711). It also provides a link to file a claim for PACT Act-related disability compensation or apply for VA health care.

Triage Cancer - PACT Act

Triage Cancer provides information on how the PACT Act may help you if your are a veteran. The PACT Act is a new law that expands health care and other benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits and other toxic substances while serving in the military. 

Information related to Veterans Benefits and Cutaneous Lymphoma

In 1991, Congress passed the Agent Orange Act, directing the Veteran’s Administration (VA) to presume that specific disease , including non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, could be tied to chemical exposure related to a soldier’s service in Vietnam. Learn more about what to do if your VA benefits have been denied.

VAWatchdog - Veterans Assistance

The primary goal of VAWatchdog is to educate veterans. It's our philosophy that a veteran should understand the reality of what he or she faces when dealing with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other, similar agencies.

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination & Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

If you served at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune or Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River in North Carolina, you may have had contact with contaminants in the drinking water there. Scientific and medical evidence has shown an association between exposure to these contaminants during military service and development of certain diseases later on. If you have qualifying service at Camp Lejeune and a current diagnosis of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, you may be able to get disability benefits.

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation

Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Servicemembers who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease. If a veteran's cause of death is service-related non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (cutaneous lymphoma), it must be listed on the death certificate for the spouse to receive benefits.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Eligible veterans and their dependents may receive cancer treatment at a Veterans Administration Medical Center. For more information, visit their website or call 877.222.8387.