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September 12, 2011

Gulf War Veterans Presumptive Period Ends December 2011, C.F.R. 3.317

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — veteranclaims @ 9:44 pm

Full article at: ‘Presumptive Illness Period’ at Risk for Gulf War Vets

Katharine Russ

“THE POLITICS OF WAR – The so-called presumptive period for established diseases and illnesses for Gulf War veterans and those still fighting in the Gulf will expire on December 11this year unless an initiative is enacted to either repeal the date or extend it.
Title 38 CFR 3.317 states in pertinent part, “The VA will pay compensation in accordance with chapter 11 of title 38, United States Code, to a Persian Gulf veteran who exhibits objective indications of a qualifying chronic disability, provided that such disability:

“Became manifest either during active military, naval, or air service in the Southwest Asia Theater of operations during the Persian Gulf War, or to a degree of 10 percent or more not later than December 31, 2011.””

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