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> Payments for Children of Women Vietnam Veterans Born with Certain Birth Defects
Biological children of women veterans who served in Vietnam may be eligible for a monetary allowance and possibly vocational training.
The allowance is paid at one of four disability levels based upon the child??s degree of permanent disability.
General Program Requirements:
To qualify, you be must the biological child of a woman veteran who served in Vietnam.
The birth mother must have served in Vietnam from February 28, 1961 and May 7, 1975.
The child must have been conceived after the date on which the veteran first entered the Republic of Vietnam, and have a birth defect which resulted in a permanent physical or mental disability.
Veterans Affairs (VA) has no requirements regarding the character of the mother??s discharge or the length of her service.
The covered birth defects do not include conditions due to family disorders, birth-related injuries, or fetal or neonatal infirmities with well-established causes.
Note: VA can pay for health care specific to the disability, and it may provide vocational counseling, rehabilitation, education and training, if reasonably feasible. The child must be receiving a VA monthly allowance to quality for those other benefits.
To complete an application, use VA Form 21-0304, ?°Benefits for Certain Children with Disabilities born of Vietnam Veterans.?±
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Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA)