VA Amends Regulations Regarding Disability Compensation for Persian Gulf War Vets

Updated: Sep 22, 2021

While there is no time limit for claiming disability benefits from the VA in normal circumstances, some presumptive conditions do come with time restrictions.

The illnesses, commonly referred to as "Gulf War Syndrome," are considered "presumptive" by the VA, meaning veterans claiming a disability related to them are not required to prove they were caused by military service.


Gulf War illness (also known as Gulf War syndrome, Gulf War veterans’ illnesses, and chronic multi-symptom illness) is a collection of chronic symptoms that affects a substantial minority of veterans deployed to the Persian Gulf in 1990-1991.


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