Gulf War Syndrome

Gulf War Syndrome

Gulf War Syndrome VA Disability Attorneys Kalamazoo, MIIt is not uncommon for Gulf War veterans to have a host of chronic medical symptoms that include headaches, joint pains, fatigue, insomnia, dizziness, breathing problems, and memory problems. “Gulf War syndrome” is the term commonly used to describe these symptoms.

The VA also commonly refers to this condition as “chronic multisymptom illness” and “undiagnosed illness.” If you have been denied Gulf War syndrome compensation, call our accredited VA lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI today.

Normally when seeking VA disability compensation, veterans must prove they are suffering from a disability and provide evidence that the disability is connected to their service. However, veterans struggling from Gulf War syndrome may be able to receive VA disability compensation without demonstrating a connection between their military service and illness. This is known as a “legal presumption.”

A Gulf War presumption of service-connection only applies to veterans who demonstrated specific illnesses while serving in certain military operations. If you’ve been denied VA disability compensation for a Gulf War illness, request an appointment with one of our veteran disability lawyers. Our veterans attorneys will be able to advocate for your rights so you can receive the Gulf War syndrome compensation you deserve.

What Qualifies as a Gulf War Presumptive Condition?

Do you suffer from Gulf War syndrome symptoms? If you recognize the signs of Gulf war illness below, don’t hesitate to call one of our veteran disability attorneys.

A qualifying chronic disability may be a combination of:

  • An undiagnosed illness with symptoms that include abnormal weight loss, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, muscle and joint pain, neurological and psychological problems, skin conditions, and others. These symptoms must persist for 6 months or more and have appeared during active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of US military operations and be at least 10% disabling
  • A medically unexplained multi-symptom illness defined by a cluster of symptoms or signs. Currently, fibromyalgia; chronic fatigue syndrome; and gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and functional abdominal pain syndrome are recognized by the VA as medically unexplained multi-symptom illnesses. However, other unexplained multi-symptom illnesses may entitle you to benefits too if you are at least 10% disabled by the illness
  • Any diagnoses determined by the Secretary as meriting a service-connection presumption

How Does the VA Define “Gulf War” Service?

The veteran must have served in Southwest Asia during the Persian Gulf War after August 2, 1990, up to the present day.

Southwest Asia includes the following locations:

  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Neutral zone between Iraq and Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • Qatar
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Oman
  • Gulf of Aden
  • Gulf of Oman
  • Persian Gulf
  • Arabian Sea
  • Red Sea
  • The airspace above these listed areas

Were you denied VA disability benefits for Gulf War syndrome? If so, our veteran disability lawyers may be able to help. To request a consultation with one of our VA disability lawyers in Kalamazoo, MI, call the VA Disability Group at 1-844-VET-LAWS (1-844-838-5297).