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- fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia in Gulf War Veterans – Gulf War Veterans who develop fibromyalgia do not have to prove a connection between their illnesses and service to be eligible to receive VA disability compensation. Fibromyalgia must have emerged during active duty in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations or by December 31, 2016, and be at least 10 percent disabling. – See more
- tinnitus – How Tinnitus Affects Our Military Personnel – Tinnitus is a potentially devastating condition; its relentless noise is often an unwelcome reminder of war for many vets. The facts are disturbing:
- Tinnitus is currently the number-one service-connected disability for veterans from all periods of service.
- Since 2005, the number of veterans receiving service-connected disability for tinnitus has increased by at least 15 percent each year.
- The total number of vets awarded disability compensation for tinnitus at the end of 2010 surpassed 744,000.
- At this alarming rate, 2014 will see 1.5 million vets receiving military compensation for tinnitus, at a cost to American taxpayers of over $2.26 billion.
Tinnitus is a growing problem for America’s military personnel. It threatens their futures with potential long-term sleep disruption, changes in cognitive ability, stress in relationships and employability challenges. These changes can be a blow to a vet’s self-worth.
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- Voc Rehab
- Mental Health
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- C&P Exam
- sleep apnea
- gulf war
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