VA Benefits for World War II and Korean War Veterans
Benefits for World War II Veterans Exposed to Ionizing Radiation
World War II era Veterans may qualify for health care and compensation benefits if you were exposed to ionizing radiation during military service. Health care services include an Ionizing Radiation Registry health exam and clinical treatment at VA’s War Related Illness and Injury Study Centers. You may also be entitled to disability compensation benefits if you have certain cancers as a result of exposure to ionizing radiation during military service.
Learn more about VA benefits for Veterans exposed to ionizing radiation:
- Veterans Health Administration’s Radiation page
- Disability Compensation Ionizing Radiation Exposure page
Benefits for Korean War Veterans Who Experience Cold Injuries
Veterans who experienced cold injuries may have medical conditions resulting from a cold-related disease or injury. Examples of cold-related medical conditions include: skin cancer in frostbite scars, arthritis, fallen arches, stiff toes, and cold sensitization. These cold-related problems may worsen as Veterans grow older and develop complicating conditions such as diabetes and peripheral vascular disease, which place them at higher risk for late amputations.
Learn more about cold injuries on the Veterans Health Administration’s Cold Injuries page.