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Gulf War Veterans – Your Link to Fibromyalgia

Posted on February 15, 2016 by Disability Help Group

Although Gulf War veterans have been connected to coming down with fibromyalgia, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) does not require a veteran who served in the Gulf War to provide medical evidence of a service-related illness when they are diagnosed. 

This condition can result in widespread pain throughout the body that occurs without warning or specific triggers and can last for months. Some of the symptoms that may persist fatigue, chronic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, and other serious health conditions.

Gulf War Illness is the classification given to several medically unexplained illnesses that have been frequently diagnosed in Gulf War veterans. While the conditions themselves show no specific links to any matter aside from a common era of military service, they are disabling enough to warrant immediate eligibility for veterans’ disability benefits.

Veterans who suffer from fibromyalgia and served in the Gulf War are encouraged to seek a disability rating and apply for veterans’ disability benefits, as soon as possible, to get the adequate treatment they need. Even though no service connection has to be established, it is still best to have a veterans’ disability representative to help you file your claim, as they can help you with any unexpected problems with the application process.

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.