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 percent disabling within one year from the date of military separation)

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

• Coxiella Burnetii (Q Fever) (at least 10 percent disabling within one year from the date of military separation)

• Mycobacterium Tuberculosis

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

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

• Visceral Leishmaniasis

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

Gulf War veterans who wish to make a compensation claim with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs should do so through the Trans-ylvania County Veterans Service Office. The VSO is located in the Social Services Building, 203 East Morgan Street, Room 237 in Brevard. Nearby buildings include the American Legion building, Baptist Church and the old county jail. The office is open for walk-in traffic Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and other days by appointment.


The phone number is 884-3276, or email [email protected] county.org.

 
 

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