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Claiming Gulf War Syndrome For Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits

Veterans Affairs Disability Benefits for Gulf War Syndrome

Disabled veterans who served in the Gulf War since its start on August 2, 1990, qualify for a variety of VA benefits. This includes a presumption of qualification for disability compensation if you suffer from any of several medically unexplained illnesses popularly known as “Gulf War Syndrome.” Gulf War veterans who have certain infectious diseases or, among veterans with 90 days or more of continuous active military service, ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) also qualify for disability benefits.

Under Veterans Affairs rules:

  • Veterans do not have to demonstrate exposure to factors that caused a “presumptive” disease.
  • Veterans need only prove military service that makes them eligible for disability benefits.
  • Gulf War veterans may also seek to establish service connection for “non-presumptive” diseases and illnesses related to service in the Gulf War.

However, like all VA disability programs, the way rules are applied to veterans’ claims is not as straightforward as you might expect. Many deserving veterans find themselves short-changed. Berry Law Firm helps Gulf War veterans file for proper VA disability benefits. We have decades of experience appealing VA disability claims.

Schedule a consultation with our knowledgeable team today.

Disabled Gulf War Veterans Qualify for Benefits

If you served the U.S. military in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations any time from August 2, 1990, to the present and are suffering disabling medical difficulties, you may qualify for VA disability benefits.

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What Illnesses Are Part of Gulf War Syndrome for Veterans Affairs Disability?

Gulf War Syndrome refers to a cluster of medically unexplained chronic symptoms that may include:

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Raising Gulf War Veterans’ VA Disability Ratings

The VA assigns a disability rating for your service-connected disability. This rating helps determine the amount of the basic monthly disability benefit you receive.

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We Are Military Veterans Serving Veterans

We help veterans to seek the disability benefits they earned through their service and sacrifice. We are committed to this work because many of our attorneys are military veterans ourselves:

Founder John S. Berry Sr. is a Vietnam veteran with a long history of representing fellow Vietnam veterans who suffer from PTSD.

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John S. Berry Jr. is a former Army Ranger who served as a company commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and, before that, deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge.

We do not stop fighting for our clients when the VA says “no.”We take on the complex legal issues behind veterans’ claims that are often appealed to federal courts.

We know the way forward.

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Let Our Experienced Lawyers Help with Your Gulf War Disability Claim

The Department of Veterans Affairs provides relatively wide latitude for veterans of the Gulf War to obtain VA disability benefits. But the technicalities of VA law and the multiple illnesses linked to service in Iraq and the rest of the Middle East (or “Southwest Asia”) complicate claims. The VA continues to issue too many unwarranted denials and incorrect disability ratings to deserving Gulf War veterans.

It can be difficult for anyone, particularly an ill veteran, to wade through the complexity of a VA benefit claim. But at Berry Law Firm, our attorneys deal with the VA every day and frequently litigate faulty claims successfully at the appeals court level. We know the way forward. We can sort out your claim and seek the full benefit you deserve for service in the Gulf during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation New Dawn, or other deployments.

Contact our Gulf War disability claims lawyers today.

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