Nearly 700,000 men and women served in the Persian Gulf during Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA’s) Gulf War Registry alerts Veterans to possible long-term health problems that may be related to environmental exposures during their military service. If you served during the Gulf War, contact your local VA Environmental Health coordinator about getting a Gulf War Registry health exam. Eligible Veterans may qualify for disability compensation and other benefits. Dependents and survivors may also be eligible for benefits. Also, Leadership and input on Gulf War Veterans issues is provided to VA by the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses. Read the Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans’ Illnesses 2017 Recommendations.
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