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Persian Gulf Wars

Veterans have experienced chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed or unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses. The following conditions have been identified as service-connected by the Veterans Administration:

Symptoms of Undiagnosed Illness

  • Abnormal Weight Loss
  • Cardiovascular
  • Fatigue
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Headache
  • Joint Pain
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Muscle Pain
  • Neurological
  • Neuropsychological
  • Skin Disorders
  • Upper and Lower Respiratory
  • Sleep Disturbances

Unexplained Clusters of Symptoms

  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Infectious Diseases

  • Brucellosis
  • Campylobacter Jejuni
  • Coxiella Burnetii (known as Q FeverA)
  • Malaria
  • Mycobacterium Tuberculosis
  • Nontyphoid Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis
  • West Nile Virus

Currently, legislative leaders are considering creating a presumptive list specific to veterans serving in the conflicts of Southwest Asia from 1991 to present. We will continue to monitor the process of these developments.


Apply for Benefits with an Alpha Advocate – Vets Helping Vets

If you do not receive a fully favorable decision from the VA, or you disagree with the percentage given to your disability, we can help you appeal for more.

It can take months, in many cases, years, for the VA to grant benefits. If you think you have a service-connected disability, or need help to prove that you do, the Alpha team is ready to help you.

Contact us to get started on your claim.

Note: All representation coordinated by Alpha is provided by our employees, the Advocates, who are accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). No private organization that trains and employs accredited agents has been legally recognized by the VA for the purposes of preparation, presentation, and prosecution of claims. This work must be done by the Advocates themselves and not organizations.