VA Continues Coverage for Gulf War Syndrome

Dec, 06

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Dec 2006 - The Department of Veterans Affairs issued an interim rule in the Federal Register in December that continues a presumption that veterans of the Persian Gulf War with disabilities from undiagnosed illnesses incurred during their service are eligible for disability and other VA benefits. The new presumptive ruling about the Gulf War syndrome is expected to be final 60 days from the December filing, and will continue the coverage until Dec. 31, 2011. Expanded research extends to veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom within the Southwest Asia theater of operations. Comments on the interim ruling will be accepted until Feb. 16, when the final rule will be issued.