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beez wrote:I have read what I can find and I have a C&P for SA on the 19th to me it looks like I just have to show that I was in country to cover my SA. that is how I read this info:Gulf War Veterans who meet the criteria below do not need to prove a connection between their military service and illnesses in order to receive VA disability compensation.
VA presumes certain chronic, unexplained symptoms existing for 6 months or more are related to Gulf War service without regard to cause. These "presumptive" illnesses must have appeared during active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations or by December 31, 2016, and be at least 10 percent disabling. These illnesses include:
■Chronic fatigue syndrome, a condition of long-term and severe fatigue that is not relieved by rest and is not directly caused by other conditions.
■Fibromyalgia, a condition characterized by widespread muscle pain. Other symptoms may include insomnia, morning stiffness, headache, and memory problems. Find out more about fibromyalgia, treatment, and the latest medical research at Medline Plus.
■Functional gastrointestinal disorders, a group of conditions marked by chronic or recurrent symptoms related to any part of the gastrointestinal tract. Functional condition refers to an abnormal function of an organ, without a structural alteration in the tissues. Examples include irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), functional dyspepsia, and functional abdominal pain syndrome.
■Undiagnosed illnesses with symptoms that may include but are not limited to: abnormal weight loss, fatigue, cardiovascular disease, muscle and joint pain, headache, menstrual disorders, neurological and psychological problems, skin conditions, respiratory disorders, and sleep disturbances.
VA’s final rule specifying that functional gastrointestinal disorders are covered as presumptive illnesses took effect on August 15, 2011.
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razorpig wrote:Now I'm confused. Couldn't believe that Truckmaster thought I was lucky after I had fought for years, then Shelley just states it's not presumptive even though i got it, so I did some checking. Guess I might be the only vet that received presumptive disability for sleep apnea from the Gulf War, so I might be one of the lucky ones. My award definitely says sleep apnea......But it doesn't make any sense. After my first denial, the VA said it was waiting for more information for my chronic fatigue and sleep apnea rating (it approved everything else). I'm not sure what they checked, but about 9 months later they approved both the apnea and chronic fatigue. So USMC, you might get lucky, but Truckmaster is right, I've look it up for the last couple hours, and it's a major issue. Good luck, and hope that Truckmaster gets a little more lucky.
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USMCallofDuty wrote:what if i have confirmed sleep apnea, but still have sleep disturbances? What would sleep disturbances be anyways? Sweats, nightmares, ????
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Truckmaster wrote:USMCallofDuty wrote:what if i have confirmed sleep apnea, but still have sleep disturbances? What would sleep disturbances be anyways? Sweats, nightmares, ????Not sleeping, fragmented sleep, night sweats, ect. Many of us seem to have the same thing, sleep for 3 hours, then lie awake the rest of the night.
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byrddog wrote:Sleep Apnea is not a presumptive..............Yet
Not sleeping, fragmented sleep, night sweats, ect. Are usually linked to PTSD. Why becasue it easy (that is what was done in my case).
Disclaimer These are my opinions they have been gleaned from my experience with my claim and my dealings with the VA.
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