By Frank A. Pearsall
Transylvania County Veterans Service Officer 

Gulf War Veterans Can Make Medical Claims – Brevard NC


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs presumes the below listed infectious diseases are related to military service in the Southwest Asia theater of operations during the first Gulf War starting Aug. 2, 1990, through the conflict in Iraq and on or after Sept. 19, 2001, in Afghanistan.

Veterans must have the diseases within the periods shown below and have a current disability because of that disease in order to receive disability compensation. The diseases are:

• Malaria (at least 10 percent disabling within one year from the date of military separation)

• Brucellosis (at least 10...

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