Covered Birth Defect Definition
A birth defect for which VA benefits are paid when the mother is a Vietnam veteran.
Covered birth defects include the following:
Cleft lip and cleft palate
Congenital heart disease
Congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot)
Esophogeal and intestinal atresia
Hallerman-streiff syndrome
Hip dysplasia
Hirschprung's disease (congenital megacolon)
Hydrocephalus due to aqueductal stenosis
Imperforate anus
Neural tube defects (including spina bifida, encephalocele, and anencephaly)
Poland syndrome
Pyloric stenosis
Syndactyly (fused digits)
Tracheoesophageal fistula
Undescended testicle
Williams syndrome