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If you’re a veteran who served in Southwest Asia during the Gulf War, or served in Afghanistan, and you suffered illness as a result of your deployment, you may be eligible for benefits and/or compensation.

Southwest Asia

If your chronic illness (in other words, it caused you to be ill for more than six months) started while you were on active duty or before December 31, 2016, qualified you for a disability rating of 10% or more, and was one of these listed below …

– Functional gastrointestinal disorders
– Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
– Fibromyalgia
– Other, like cardiovascular disease, muscle, joint pain or headaches
– A presumed disability that appeared within one year of your date of separation (and had a rating of 10% or more) and was on the following: Burcellosis, Campylobacter Jejuni, Coxiella Burnetii (Q fever), Nontyphoid Salmonella, Shigella, West Nile Virus

… then you should apply for benefits by clicking here.

Upon completion, you can check the status and track your claim by going here.

Afghanistan

If your chronic illness (it caused you to be ill for more than six months) started while you were on active duty or after September 19, 2001, qualified you for a disability rating of 10% or more, and was one of the these listed below …

– Burcellosis
– Campylobacter jejuni
– Coxiella burnretii (Q fever)
– Malaria
– Mycobacterium tuberculosis
– Nontyphoid Salmonella
– Shigella
– Visceral leishmaniasis
– West Nile Virus

… then you should apply for benefits by clicking here.

When you’re done with the process, you can check the status and track your claim by going here.

 

If you need help filing this claim you can, through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), get a trained professional to help you out (an accredited representative). You can go ahead and do that by clicking here.