Veterans seeking disability benefits related to the anthrax vaccine face a challenge of convincing the VA the vaccine caused side effects.
Many Gulf War veterans are still looking for a diagnosis related to unexplained illnesses and trying to connect them to their military service. So how do veterans get VA benefits for Gulf War Syndrome?
These are the nine infectious diseases that the VA associates with service in the Gulf Wars.
The VA added five years to the presumptive period for unexplained disabilities affecting Persian Gulf War veterans. The presumptive period ends Dec. 31, 2026.
Veterans who are diagnosed with emphysema may be eligible for benefits if they can connect their symptoms with their service.
Pneumoconiosis is caused by breathing materials like Persian Gulf sand into your lungs and causes permanent damage. The VA gives ratings to veterans for this condition.