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.

Was Your VA Disability Claim Denied?

The VA denies claims for a number of reasons. Typically, the VA takes the position that your current disability is not related to your military service. You may have had an injury during your active duty service, however, that does not guarantee that the VA will approve your claim.

The VA may also decide that your condition is not severe enough to warrant an increased rating or simply rate your disability too low. The VA rating system is carefully crafted and requires specific evidence that is not often found in your medical treatment records. If you do not have the help of an expert, the VA has an edge in this legal battle.

The VA may require you to produce specific evidence in support of your claim. A VA Disability Attorney should be contacted immediately to evaluate your case and provide you with an assessment of the evidence that is needed to prove your case.

The VA regulations are vast and complex; it takes a VA Disability Attorney to navigate them and put you in a stronger position to win your claim. Our attorneys can help develop your case to assist you at both the Regional Office and Board of Veterans Appeals level.

Our firm provides a free consultation and does not bill you by the hour for our services. Call us today and speak with VA Disability attorney to find out how we can help you with your VA Disability case.

Hiring a VA Disability Attorney

If you have been denied VA Disability Benefits or if your rating is too low, you need a VA Disability Attorney.

A claim for disability benefits or an appeal places you in a legal battle with the VA. Attorneys are outperforming all other types of representatives according to the latest Board of Veterans Appeals (BVA) Fiscal Report. Attorneys win a higher percentage of cases than DAV, VFW, American Legion, and State Service Organizations.

Veterans who do not have representation are two and a half times more likely to get denied compared to having an attorney, according to the latest BVA Report. We are experts. Let us help you fight for your benefits!

Call our office and get an expert on your side. These benefits are your livelihood and this legal battle is best fought by an experienced attorney.