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Everything Veterans Need to Know About Gulf War Syndrome

What Is Gulf War Syndrome? Gulf War Syndrome is a widely used term for a chronic multi-symptom illness that affects many veterans of the 1991 Gulf War. Soldiers deployed to the Persian Gulf were exposed to a staggering variety of toxic chemicals, infectious diseases and combat stressors. Thirty years on, nearly 1 in 3 of these veterans suffer from a host of debilitating symptoms, from chronic fatigue to cognitive impairments. You can’t get a diagnosis of Gulf War syndrome, because doctors can’t say with certainty what causes it from a medical standpoint, and symptoms vary widely from one veteran to the next....

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How to Get Help with Disability Benefits for Schizophrenia

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Are you a veteran suffering from schizophrenia? As a veteran you are entitled to disability benefits that can help you cope with your symptoms, and you don't have to go through the VA claims process alone. This article will help you determine if you’re eligible for benefits, what you need to do to make your case to the VA, and how you can get help with your claim. Do I Qualify for Schizophrenia Disability Benefits? The first thing you need is a professional diagnosis of schizophrenia. You must also prove that you are unable to work despite medications. Finally, you need to...

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