VA offers health registry exams, health care, disability compensation and other benefits to eligible Gulf War Veterans. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.
Gulf War Veterans may be eligible for:
Veterans may be eligible for disability compensation if they have a service-related disability and were discharged under other than dishonorable conditions.
VA has recognized medically unexplained illnesses (popularly called "Gulf War Syndrome") and certain infectious diseases as associated with military service in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations.
VA also presumes that amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) diagnosed in all Veterans with 90 days or more continuous active military service is related to their service. ALS, however, is not associated with a specific military exposure.
Learn more about disability compensation and how much VA pays.
Surviving spouses, dependent children and dependent parents of Gulf War Veterans who died as the result of illnesses related to Gulf War service may be eligible for health care, compensation, education, and home loan benefits. Learn more about survivors' benefits.
Read Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors to learn about other VA benefits.