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Patient Education on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses

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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.

Gulf War Veterans are eligible for presumptive conditions due to exposure to airborne hazards. Find these conditions in the Health Care and Benefits section of the Airborne Hazards and Burn Pit Exposures web page.

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 Exposures Programs and Services for Veterans brochure (226 KB, PDF) provides an overview of programs and services available for Veterans who may have been exposed to certain environmental hazards during their military service, including Agent Orange, Airborne Hazards and Open Burn Pits, Depleted Uranium, Gulf War, Ionizing Radiation, and Toxic Embedded Fragments.

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