The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has extended the presumptive period to December 31, 2026, for qualifying chronic disabilities rated 10% or more resulting from undiagnosed illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans to ensure benefits established by Congress are fairly administered.

The illnesses, commonly referred to as “Gulf War Syndrome,” are considered presumptive by the VA, meaning Veterans claiming a disability related to them are not required to prove they were caused by military service.

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