Jake: Graves’ Disease and Agent Orange

The Graves’ Disease & Thyroid Foundation recently received an update from community member Jake George and is sharing his story with permission:

I received notification from the VA yesterday that my thyroid eye disease was approved secondary to my thyroid disease as a service related disability due to agent Orange exposure. I received a rating of 30% disability. What this means is the VA determined my thyroid disease was caused by my exposure to agent orange and my TED was caused by my thyroid disease so both are covered by the VA. If you are a veteran who was exposed to agent orange visit the VA www.va.gov to review the PACT act to see if you qualify.