Gulf War Syndrome/Illness related Conditions – VA Benefits

The VA recognizes certain conditions are related to a veteran’s service in the Middle East. Specifically, if you have any of the following conditions or symptoms, you may be entitled to VA Disability Benefits:
  • Fatigue

  • Signs or symptoms involving skin

  • Headaches

  • Muscle pains

  • Joint pains

  • Neurological signs or symptoms

  • Neuropsychological signs or symptoms

  • Respiratory signs or symptoms

  • Sleep disturbances

  • Gastrointestinal signs or symptoms

  • Cardiovascular signs or symptoms

  • Abnormal weight loss

  • Menstrual disorders

In addition to those issues, the VA also grants a presumption for an “undiagnosed illness” or a medical unexplained condition resulting in symptoms such as: chronic fatigue syndrome; fibromyalgia; and functional gastrointestinal disorders.

The VA may deny your claim by citing to medical evidence that your condition is medically diagnosed or of a known etiology. The VA often misdiagnoses conditions or uses a faulty Compensation and Pension (C&P) examination as the basis for the decision. Do not accept the VA’s decision without consulting a VA Disability Benefits Attorney to ensure the VA is giving you the benefit of the doubt.

If you served in the Gulf and are suffering from an unknown or unexplained illness that the VA denied, contact VA Disability Attorney Ryan Coskrey today for a free consultation.