Spina Bifida Birth Defects
Children who have spina bifida or certain other birth defects and are biological children of Veterans with qualifying service in the Republic of South Vietnam or Republic of Korea may be eligible for various VA benefits, to include monthly monetary compensation, health care and vocational training depending on the child's degree of disability. The monetary compensation may be paid at one of three disability levels, based on the severity of the disability.
A male or female Veteran's child may be eligible if:
NOTE: VA has no requirements regarding the character of the parent's discharge or the length of his or her service.
A female Veteran's child may be eligible if:
For more information on how to apply and for tips on making sure your claim is ready to be processed by VA, visit our How to Apply page.