Answered on May 06th, 2013 at 5:14 PM
Your father's Agent Orange exposure is unlikely to affect any claim you may have. To be disabled, you must be unable to work (8 hours/day - 5 days/week) for 12 months or more due to a medical condition (physical and/or mental).
In order to prove your disability, ongoing medical treatment will be necessary to verify your claim. To apply, go to https://secure.ssa.gov/iCLM/dib or go to your local office in person https://secure.ssa.gov/ICON/main.jsp or call Toll-Free: 1-800-772-1213. It is free to apply.
No attorney-client relationship has been established because of the information provided. Seek local counsel to address your particular facts. MJHJ