Gulf War Syndrome, also known as Gulf War Illness, refers to the symptoms and illnesses associated with military action in the middle east. If you were deployed to the Gulf after August 2, 1990, chances are you qualify for a service connection presumption. Typically when showing an injury and requesting VA Disability Benefits, a veteran, like you, must show that the injury or illness was connected in some way to your service. With a presumption, you don’t need to prove your injury is service-connected, as long as your symptoms are on the approved list and you were in the Gulf after August 2, 1990. The experienced VA Disability Lawyers at Stone Rose Law can help you determine if you qualify for a presumption of Gulf War Illness. Need more information? Read on:
The VA has classified certain infectious diseases and undiagnosed conditions to qualify as Gulf War Syndrome. While the list of symptoms covered is too extensive to print here, some of the more common symptoms suffered by veterans of the Gulf War are:
While not all locations qualify as being in the Persian Gulf, the simplest ones to show are Iraq and Kuwait. If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and served in Gulf since August 2, 1990, contact Stone Rose Law today to speak with one of our expert VA Disability Lawyers. Stone Rose’s veteran and military law attorneys are familiar with Gulf War Syndrome and can help determine if your injury or disability qualifies. You may be entitled to an increase in disability benefits or even retroactive lump sum payments if it does.
If you have previously applied for benefits because of a Gulf War disability and been denied, you are not alone. As of 2017, more than two-thirds of all claims of Gulf War Syndrome have been denied; a rate more than double that of other claims related to the war in the Persian Gulf.
While it is very unlikely to receive an actual diagnosis that reads ‘Gulf War Syndrome,’ the condition itself is still real. This is because Gulf War Syndrome is a collection of different illnesses and injuries that veterans face every day. When you contact a VA disability expert from Stone Rose Law, you’ll be asked how your symptoms affect your daily life. With this information, the expert VA Disability Lawyers at Stone Rose can ensure you get the highest possible payment for your VA disability benefits.
Find out if you are entitled to benefits due to Gulf War Syndrome. Schedule a free consultation with Stone Rose Law and speak with one of our Gulf War disability claims lawyers today. Fill out a contact form online here or call (480) 498-8998.