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Patient Education on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

For clinical providers caring for Veteran patients

Benefits for health effects of Gulf War service

Gulf War Veterans may be eligible for a variety of VA benefits, including a Gulf War Registry health exam, the Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pit Registry, health care, and disability compensation for diseases related to military service. Their dependents and survivors also may be eligible for benefits.

Learn more about benefits related to Gulf War service.

Educational materials

Gulf War Review newsletters provide information on VA programs especially for Veterans who served in Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield.

The Environmental Health Registry Programs for Veterans brochure (495 KB, PDF) provides an overview of five VA health registry programs that track the health of Veterans exposed to environmental hazards during military service: Ionizing Radiation, Agent Orange, Gulf War, Depleted Uranium, and Toxic Embedded Fragments.

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