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VA Disability For Gulf War Syndrome

Posted by Gregory M. Rada | Firm News

If you served in the military during the Gulf War and you have some disabling symptoms that cannot be explained by a specific medical condition, you may qualify for VA disability benefits. Some of those symptoms include:

If you are a veteran of the Gulf War and you suffer these symptoms, you may qualify for VA disability benefits because of what is called a medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illness (MUCMI) or some other undiagnosed condition, which is referenced as Gulf War Syndrome.

The Persian Gulf War, which was in Southwest Asia, started in August 1990. It continues today for VA purposes and will extend into December 31, 2021. Veterans serving during the Gulf War faced various environmental hazards.

Persian Gulf War veterans encountered smoke from more than 750 oil well fires in Kuwait, the use of insecticides and pesticides, indigenous infectious diseases, personal flea collars, nerve gas, pyridostigmine bromide tablets, and higher levels of particulate matter.

The Gulf War Region

The areas that are considered Gulf War eligible includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Gulfs of Aden and Oman, the neutral zone between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, the waters of the Persian Gulf, Arabian Sea, or the Red Sea as well as the airspace above these locations.

The Difficulty of a Claim

Because of the complexity of the claims process for Gulf War Syndrome, you should enlist the help of an experienced VA disability lawyer who knows what kind of evidence and support your claim needs to be successful. Call the office of VA disability lawyer Gregory M. Rada for a free phone consultation for your VA disability claim for Gulf War Syndrome.