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Am I considered GWV for presumptive list eligibility?


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I served from 1991-1997 but all my service was in the United States.  Does the VA require you to have served in SW Asia or in the list of countries (i.e. Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.) to be able to file a GWV Presumptive List claim?

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According to this site, you are a gulf war Vet, as you served during the applicable period.  Check it for yourself, tho, dont rely on my interpretation:

https://www.benefits.va.gov/persona/veteran-gulfwar

 I dont think you get a "pass" on the presumptives unless you served in southeast asia, according to this:

https://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/publications/gulf-war/gulf-war-winter-2016/gulf-war-presumptives.asp  

Before you stop reading, thos, understand what a "presumptive means".  You can get SC, but you wont automatically get a presumptive.  This means you can still get SC as long as you have the Caluza elements:

1.  Current diagnosis

2.  In service event or aggravation.

3.  Nexus or doctors opinion that 1 and 2 are related.  

 

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According to VA you are considered a veteran of Peacetime and Gulf War Era. If you have any rating the official page should state this. I am the same, the unit I was assigned to was special forces and even though I did not deploy I filed for Gulf war syndrome after I was given the test and was considered to have just about all the symptoms. Of course VA denied all my claims but I re-filed for direct service connection.  During the time between 1989-1992 I was hospitalized with a chronic respiratory/digestive viral disorder. As stated I was diagnosed with just about all the symptoms. One by one my claims were granted and I was finally granted 100% scheduler P & T.  It really depends on what is in your military records. I do agree with Bronco that you need  all three Caluza Elements. A Rheumatologist or an Internal Medicine Specialist can connect the dots for you but they would have to review your military records and your current records and or do an examination.

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