(posted to hoeferlaw.com January 2012)
Friday, October 19, 2012
Extension of time for “chronic multi-system illness” for Persian Gulf War veterans
For veterans who served in SW Asia during the Persian Gulf War: VA issued a new rule extending the period for compensation for certain disabilities due to undiagnosed illnesses and medically unexplained chronic multi-symptom illnesses. The date for an illness to have been manifested previously was December 31, 2011 – and this rule extends that date to December 31, 2016.