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Gulf War Illness VA Claims

For almost thirty years, Veterans of the Gulf War have displayed a higher-than-average rate of developing clusters of symptoms that remain unexplained or cannot be specifically diagnosed. If a Gulf War Veteran experiences any of the symptoms included in this infographic, he or she may qualify for veterans (VA) disability compensation and benefits.

Veterans of the Persian Gulf War were exposed to multiple environmental hazards, including smoke from Kuwaiti oil well fires; pesticide/insecticide use; nerve gas release, ingestion of pyridostigmine bromide tablets daily as a nerve gas antidote, and high levels of harmful particulate matter.

Symptoms can include weight loss, cardiovascular ailments, muscle or joint pain, headaches, neurological problems, insomnia, fatigue, and more.