Gulf War Syndrome and Veterans Disability Benefits
Many veterans of the Gulf War have of a collection of chronic medical symptoms that may include fatigue, headaches, joint pain, insomnia, dizziness, breathing problems and memory problems. “Gulf War Syndrome” is the term commonly used to describe these symptoms. The VA does not use the term, instead referring to the condition as “chronic multisymptom illness” and “undiagnosed illnesses.”
Normally, veterans who seek VA disability compensation – a monthly tax-free payment – must prove that they are suffering from a disability and provide evidence that the disability is connected to their military service.