Gulf war illness compensation

Gulf war illness compensation

Soldier4Life
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05 Nov 2017, 15:37 #1

In 2014 i had a Gulf War registry exam. I am 100% permanent and total for PTSD. If i apply for compensation for Gulf war syndrome Unexplained Illnesses and win, will i get additional compensation or will i only receive medical treatment for those medical conditions related to being in Desert Storm??
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Cavmedic
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05 Nov 2017, 15:42 #2

100% is 100%.

You get healthcare for anything that ails you.
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Soldier4Life
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05 Nov 2017, 17:34 #3

Cavmedic wrote: 100% is 100%.

You get healthcare for anything that ails yo

Thanks Cavmedic
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2tappy
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06 Nov 2017, 15:24 #4

There is an additional amount veterans can apply for based upon having a single service-connected disability rated at 100 percent and an additional service-connected disability or disabilities independently ratable at 60 percent, separate and distinct from the 100 percent service-connected disability.  I'm of the opinion veterans should file a claim for all conditions incurred as a result of their service.  If you have dependents and you pass away as a result of a service connected disability, they might be entitled to a portion of your disability.  Another reason for claim everything, it might help your buddies by establishing a pattern that can be attributed to service and enable congress/VA to establish presumptive.
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Bkydtravel
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06 Nov 2017, 15:42 #5

But there is always that chance that you file a claim and they reopen all your SC disabilities and reduce your current if they find it to be a better by maybe getting a bad C&P then you have to start the fight all over again..  Always that chance.
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Cpt Geo
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06 Nov 2017, 21:48 #6

The only ones I have heard of loosing anything after a second C&P, are ones that had a shaky claim to begin with. If you can show treatments all along, you should not have anything to worry about. If the original issue was iffy, and you have no records of treatment, then count your blessings for what you have, and keep the can of worms closed.

Or look at it this way, if you get a bad C&P, do you have enough evidence to file a good appeal? then you have nothing to worry about. They won't take anything away without giving you a chance to give your two cents.
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Bkydtravel
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07 Nov 2017, 15:16 #7

+1
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pgwvet
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13 Nov 2017, 21:49 #8

Cpt Geo wrote: The only ones I have heard of loosing anything after a second C&P, are ones that had a shaky claim to begin with. If you can show treatments all along, you should not have anything to worry about. If the original issue was iffy, and you have no records of treatment, then count your blessings for what you have, and keep the can of worms closed.

Or look at it this way, if you get a bad C&P, do you have enough evidence to file a good appeal? then you have nothing to worry about. They won't take anything away without giving you a chance to give your two cents.
There have been others that have had their ratings dropped. You get some that will just not go to the doctors any more and "hide out". their records look like they have no more problems. than they file and the RO will see 5 to 10 years of no medical reports.  that goes to dropping the rating.
James A. Bunker
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National Gulf War Resource Center
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2nd Floor #200
Topeka, KS 66604
Gulf War Illness Guide
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pgwvet
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13 Nov 2017, 21:56 #9

2tappy wrote: There is an additional amount veterans can apply for based upon having a single service-connected disability rated at 100 percent and an additional service-connected disability or disabilities independently ratable at 60 percent, separate and distinct from the 100 percent service-connected disability.  I'm of the opinion veterans should file a claim for all conditions incurred as a result of their service.  If you have dependents and you pass away as a result of a service connected disability, they might be entitled to a portion of your disability.  Another reason for claim everything, it might help your buddies by establishing a pattern that can be attributed to service and enable congress/VA to establish presumptive.
Yes, It is SMC S.   The Gulf War claim of Undiagnosed Illness would have to be just that and the RO cannot say that the cause of the symptom is the PTSD or any other diagnosed illness.  Many times I have helped veterans and the symptoms was from a known cause.

When you have a 100% PTSD rating that is under 20 years you should not even think of reopening it unless your VSO thinks you have a sure thing. A GWI-claim is not one of those types of claim.

Start reading the new guide at this point : http://www.kansasvets.org/UDX.html#u1
James A. Bunker
Executive Director
National Gulf War Resource Center
1725 SW Gage Blvd.
2nd Floor #200
Topeka, KS 66604
Gulf War Illness Guide
http://kansasvets.org
Like us on Facebook
http://www.facebook.com/ngwrc
HTTP://WWW.NGWRC.ORG
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