Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 20, 2009 13:23 ET

Agent Orange Ex Gratia Payment Applications-April 1, 2009, Deadline Approaching

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2009) - April 1, 2009, is the deadline to apply for the Government of Canada's $20,000 Agent Orange ex gratia payment. The one-time, tax-free payment is related to the testing of unregistered U.S. military herbicides, including Agent Orange, at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown in 1966 and 1967.

You may qualify for the Agent Orange ex gratia payment if, between June 1 and September 30, 1966, or between June 1 and September 30, 1967, you:

- were posted to or training at CFB Gagetown

OR

- worked at CFB Gagetown

OR

- lived in a community any portion of which lay within 5 kilometres of CFB Gagetown

AND

- have an illness associated with exposure to Agent Orange, as determined by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (2004 update).

For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca or call
1-866-522-2122.

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April 1st, 2009, is the deadline to apply for the Government's twenty-thousand dollar Agent Orange ex gratia payment.

To be eligible, individuals must have been diagnosed with a condition associated with Agent Orange and must have lived or worked at or near CFB Gagetown when Agent Orange was tested in 1966 and 1967.

For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, visit www.vac-acc.gc.a or call 1-866-522-2122.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    613-992-7468
    or
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    613-996-4649