Veterans of the Gulf War and our recent conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan face a unique range of medical issues that are unlike conditions seen by other generations of Veterans. There are special rules in place to reduce the burden on these Veterans who suffer from certain conditions. These rules are often misapplied, and it is imperative that any Veteran that is impacted by these rules contact a skilled veterans advocate to ensure VA properly processes their claim.
Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions, PLLC, has experience representing Veterans at all stages of the VA appeals process. Gulf War claims often involve difficult rules, and VA often errs when denying Gulf War claims, especially for OIF and OEF Veterans. If your claims have been denied, it is important that you appeal the decision and continue your fight for benefits.
Special Rules Impact Gulf War, OIF, and Certain OEF Veterans that File Certain Claims for Service Connection
Although Veterans of the Gulf War, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), and Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) are entitled to service connection for any condition caused or aggravated by their military service, they are also entitled to service connection based upon special rules created solely for Veterans of these conflicts that suffer from certain conditions.
These rules ease procedural burdens for eligible Veterans suffering from chronic, multi-symptom diseases that are often undiagnosed and misunderstood by medical professionals. However, VA often errs in applying these rules, and many eligible Veterans spend years fighting to obtain the benefits they rightfully deserve.
These rules, if applied correctly, may help Veterans who suffer from chronic conditions caused as a result of environmental hazards during their deployments. In most instances, a VSO will be able to help you file your claim and develop the necessary evidence to obtain service connection under these rules. However, if the Board of Veterans Appeals has denied your claim, you need to contact an experienced attorney to discuss your options.
If you have been denied by the Board of Veterans Appeals for a Gulf War presumptive condition, contact Veteran Esquire Legal Solutions, PLLC, as soon as possible to see if the Firm can help you continue your appeal. In most instances when appealing to the VA regional office or Board of Veterans Appeals, the Firm structures fee agreements so that you only pay if VA grants your claim. If the Firm helps you obtain a successful when appealing a claim to the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, we are often able to collect our fees from the government without reducing your backpay awards.