Gulf War Veterans’ Plan to See Advancements in Health Care and Services

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) Gulf War Veterans Illnesses Task Force has released its second report in an annual series set to inform veterans of the progress being made in advancing health care and services to those ailing from combat-related conditions.

The report is available through the VA’s main website and contains the input of about 500 Gulf War veterans who were concerned of their previous health care. Researchers are looking to identify the main health care needs and concerns of these veterans in order to develop better treatment and care programs.

There is also a focus on creating a clinical care model to specifically meet the needs of Gulf War veterans, as well as creating better links between veterans and specialists in Gulf War illnesses.

Veterans of the Gulf War have become one of the larger populations of disabled veterans, due to the manifestation of several seemingly unrelated conditions. Sometimes referred to as “Gulf War syndrome” these disabling conditions are often what qualify Gulf War veterans for disability benefits. The department plans to follow these guidelines to further improve the way it handles other veterans from different eras.

If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, a South Florida disability representative from Disability Help Group is ready to help. To learn if you are entitled to certain programs and benefits contact our veteran’s disability rights firm today – 1-(800)-800-3332.