Gulf War Syndrome Veterans Disability Claims

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Many Desert Storm veterans suffer from a multitude of chronic symptoms their physicians are unable to link to a single disease. The Department of Veterans Affairs acknowledges certain symptoms are most likely the result of service in the Gulf War, often referred to as “Gulf War Syndrome.” However, because symptoms vary from one veteran to the next, the VA prefers to refer to these unexplained clusters of symptoms as “undiagnosed diseases” or “chronic multisymptomatic sickness,” rather than a single “syndrome.”

While the cause of these medically inexplicable chronic illnesses was previously unclear, military medical experts have recently discovered that Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are found in pesticides, Pyridostigmine bromide tablets, and chemical nerve agents employed in the Gulf War may be to blame. As a result, many Gulf War veterans who suffer from specific chronic ailments may qualify for long-term veterans’ disability payments.

Are You Eligible for Benefits?

You must first establish that you were a qualified Gulf War veteran in order to be eligible for disability payments related to “Gulf War Syndrome.” You may be eligible if you served in any of the following areas, whether in the air or on the ground:

  • Kuwait, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Qatar, or the United Arab Emirates;
  • The Persian Gulf, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman, or Gulf of Aden;
  • The neutral territory between Saudi Arabia and Iraq.

Then you must show that you have undiagnosed, medically unexplained chronic debilitating symptoms or chronic multi-symptom diseases. The following are some of the diseases and symptoms that may make you eligible for benefits:

  • Respiratory problems;
  • Neurological and/or neuropsychological symptoms;
  • Skin conditions;
  • Cardiovascular issues;
  • Menstrual disorders;
  • Chronic headaches;
  • Fibromyalgia;
  • Irritable bowel syndrome;
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome;
  • Unexplained weight loss;
  • Joint or muscle pain;
  • Sleep disruption or fatigue;
  • Gastrointestinal issues.

For the purposes of VA benefits, any of the following can be termed chronic if they last six months or more. To automatically qualify, your symptoms must be unidentified and not be medically associated with any other ailment that is not directly related to service. If you receive a diagnosis, you’ll need to show that your disability is connected to your military service.

You are not alone if you are a Gulf War veteran suffering from chronic and unexplained ailments that have a substantial impact on your life. You may be eligible for highly useful benefits. The procedure of filing for benefits varies from case to case, so don’t hesitate to contact a competent veterans benefits attorney now for assistance.

Contact an Experienced Nashville Gulf War Syndrome Benefits Attorney for Help

We at the Comerford Law Office have assisted many veterans in obtaining the benefits they are entitled to, and we are well-versed in the nature of Gulf War Syndrome and its consequences on your life. Please contact our Gulf War veterans benefits attorney if you have any concerns or need assistance getting benefits.

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