Gulf War Syndrome

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will be re-examining disability claims for thousands of Gulf War veterans in the coming years.

These Gulf War veterans experience a pattern of symptoms that include rashes, joint and muscle pain, sleep issues and gastrointestinal problems. This is known collectively as Gulf War Illness. While the cause of the problems is unclear, independent studies have focused on pesticides and pyridostigmine bromide pills, which were provided to troops for protection against possible nerve agents from Iraqi troops. A study by the Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses Task Force is near completion and will hopefully shed more light on not only the cause, but also treatment for this illness.

To accomplish the re-examination of claims, the VA first plans to review its own regulations to better accommodate the Gulf War Illness syndrome. Once the VA completes this review, veterans will then be invited to have rejected claims reconsidered.

Contact us online or call 888-534-6016 for assistance applying for veterans disability compensation benefits or appealing an unfavorable decision.

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