VA Disability Deadline Extended for Gulf War Vets

The deadline for Gulf War veterans to claim presumptive disability for Gulf War Syndrome and other service-related illnesses has been extended.

According to an article published by, “While there is no time limit for claiming disability benefits from the VA in normal circumstances, some presumptive conditions do come with time restrictions…To qualify as disabling, a covered illness must have caused illness or symptoms in the veteran for at least six months…Originally the VA was scheduled to stop awarding benefits to new Gulf War veterans with a related disability diagnosis that was given after Dec. 31, 2021. However, the VA has extended that cutoff date to Dec. 31, 2026.”

Relevant pages: Veterans Disability