There are many health conditions that affect veterans who served in the Gulf War. The VA recognizes a number of conditions that the administration presumes stem from Gulf War service, which can make it easier for veterans to obtain the disability benefits they deserve.
If you have a presumptive condition from the Gulf War, never assume that the benefits claims process will be simple. It is always best to have the guidance and support of a VA claims attorney.
Certain Gulf War conditions are presumed only if a veteran served in the southwest Asia area of military operations. This includes:
The first step is demonstrating records of your service in these theaters during the right time period. This time period is after August 2, 1990 and during Operations Iraqi Freedom, New Dawn, and Enduring Freedom.
The VA presumes that the following health conditions can result in long-term effects on a veteran’s life.
For some presumed conditions, veterans must have at least 10 percent disability within one year of military separation to qualify for benefits. Other conditions have no requirements for timeframes or disability ratings to qualify. Discuss your qualifications with an experienced VA attorney.
While you do not have to show a direct service connection to your condition to qualify for benefits for presumptive Gulf War diseases, getting benefits is still not a simple process. You need to ensure you receive the full amount you are eligible for, and The Comerford Law Office can help.
We ensure that Gulf War veterans have the financial support from the VA that the law entitles them to. Contact us for assistance as soon as possible. Our legal team is ready to assist you with every stage of your VA benefits claim.
Retroactive pay regarding the failure to account for all the veteran’s medical conditions.
Military Sexual Trauma case
Disability associated with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Retroactive pay regarding a PTSD misdiagnosis.
PTSD resulting in Unemployability
Traumatic brain injury case
Wrongfully denied SSA claim
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Non-presumptive cardiac impairment linked to Agent Orange
Agent Orange exposure case that led to Parkison’s disease.
ERISA long term disability benefits.