Gulf War Illness is real and it zaps the life out of those affected. Our Military has experienced excruciating joint and muscle pain, debilitating fatigue and gastrointestinal problems, rashes, respiratory issues, migraines and other illnesses during and soon after deployment. Initially the government wrote it off to stress and then mental issues, but these issues are real and our Government has listened!! In 2022 they passed the PACT Act expanding the VA Benefits for those Veterans exposed to burn pits, agent orange and other toxic chemicals.
Here are links to resources for Gulf War Veterans;
- VA PACT Act of 2022 – The PACT Act is a new law that expands VA health care and benefits for Veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange, and other toxic substances. The PACT Act adds to the list of health conditions that we assume (or presume€) are caused by exposure to these substances. This law helps us provide generations of Veterans and their survivors with the care and benefits they’ve earned and deserve. This page will help answer your questions about what the PACT Act means for you or your loved ones. You can also call us at 800-698-2411. And you can file a claim for PACT Act-related disability compensation or apply for VA health care now.
- VA Gulf War Veterans’ Illness page – is a site where our Gulf War Veterans may go to get a free Gulf War Registry Exam to find long-term health issues replated to their Gulf War service.
- Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans – where you can see what the committee has been doing in their effort to improve the health of our Gulf War Veterans.
- 3 New Presumptive Conditions Due to Airborne Hazards added to VA Benefits. If you served in SW Asia between Aug 2, 1990 and present day, or in Afghanistan, Dijbouti, Syria or Uzbekistan during the Persian Gulf War from Sept 19, 2001 to present day and you have been diagnosed with either asthma, rhinitis or sinusitis within 10 years of serving there then you are due compensation. Go to this VA site and apply.
- Gulf War Illness Facebook group – is where you can ask to join and share in their information and camaraderie.
- National Veterans Legal Services Program – is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that has worked since 1980 to ensure the government delivers the benefits that our Military and Veterans are entitled.
- 2008 Comprehensive assessment of Gulf War Illness Research with scientific findings and recommendations may be found in this report. It is 465 pages long if you wish to read it….
Disclaimer:The web sites listed above are not associated with, endorsed by, or sponsored by the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, and has no official or unofficial affiliation with the Hamilton County Veterans Corp., or its Officers, or its membership. This web page was created as a resource for the members of the Hamilton County Veterans Corp. as well as use by the general public