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:
- Gulf War Registry health exam, a free exam for possible long-term health problems associated with Gulf War service during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation New Dawn
- Health care, a full range of medical benefits. There are many ways a Veteran may qualify.
- Disability compensation, monthly payment for diseases associated with military service
Veterans also may be eligible for other VA programs and services, including education, home loans, and vocational rehabilitation. Read Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors to learn more.
Survivors and dependents’ benefits
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 survivors' benefits.
Certain spouses and children of Gulf War Veterans may be eligible for health care benefits under the Civilian Health and Medical Program of the Department of Veterans Affairs (CHAMPVA).
Read Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors to learn about other benefits for spouses and dependent children of living Veterans.
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