DIC eligibility for survivors of Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans

If your Blue Water Navy Veteran’s service-connected disability claim was denied in the past, you may be eligible for DIC benefits based on the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019.

See DIC eligibility information and how to apply.

Veterans who served on a Blue Water Navy vessel offshore of the Republic of Vietnam, or on another U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship operating in the coastal waterways of Vietnam between January 9, 1962, and May 7, 1975, are now entitled to a presumption of service connection for illnesses related to Agent Orange exposure. This is a result of Public Law 116-23, also known as the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act of 2019. US Dept of Veterans Affairs, Disability Benefits. (2020, February 10).


Have questions or need assistance?  North Andover/Boxford Veteran Services is here to help! Contact us at veterans@northandoverma.gov or 978-688-9525.


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