Friday, October 29, 2021

Post 184 and Post 375 Auxiliary Actions

This photo below tells a good story of two District Auxiliary Units working on getting more active in our District. Debbie Abraham, our District Auxillary President, set up a meeting with Post 184 Auxiliary and had Post 375 Auxiliary attend via Zoom. The meeting went well, and more meetings are planned to grow these groups. Note in the picture is Post 184 Commander Frederick Evans.





Thursday, October 28, 2021

Extension of Gulf War Presumptives


Department of Veteran Affairs has extended the presumptive period for certain qualifying chronic disabilities
Veterans Benefits Administration
VA has extended the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disorders from undiagnosed illness for Persian Gulf War Veterans to 12/31/26

Dear Veteran,

 

The Department of Veteran Affairs has extended the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities resulting from undiagnosed illnesses in Persian Gulf War Veterans to December 31, 2026.

 

Prior to the extension, Persian Gulf War Veterans had to file a claim for disability compensation before the end of the 2021 calendar year. VA is extending the presumptive period for qualifying chronic disabilities of 10% or more to ensure benefits established by Congress are fairly administered.

 

With scientific uncertainty remaining as to the cause and time of onset of illnesses suffered by Persian Gulf War Veterans and current research studies are inconclusive, limiting entitlement to benefits due to the expiration of the presumptive period would be premature. If an extension of the current presumptive period was not implemented, Service members whose conditions arise after December 31, 2021, would be substantially disadvantaged compared to Service members whose conditions manifested at an earlier date.

 

VA presumes certain medically unexplained illnesses are related to Gulf War service without regard to cause. These include: chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, functional gastrointestinal disorders, and undiagnosed illnesses with symptoms that may include but are not limited to: abnormal weight loss, cardiovascular disease, muscle and joint pain, headache, menstrual disorders, neurological and psychological problems, skin conditions, respiratory disorders, and sleep disturbances.

 

A wide variety of symptoms can qualify a Gulf War Veteran for presumptive service-connection, Veterans who are experiencing unexplained medical issues are encouraged to file a claim.

 

To learn more about VA and Gulf War Veterans, click here.

If you know a Veteran who is in crisis, call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

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Veterans Benefits Administration · 810 Vermont Avenue, NW · Washington, DC 20420 · 1-800-827-1000

Friday, October 15, 2021

VA prepares to get ahead of surge in backlogged claims



Department of Veterans Affairs will hire and train new staff to ensure Veterans' claims are adjudicated quickly

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Veterans Benefits Administration · 810 Vermont Avenue, NW · Washington, DC 20420 · 1-800-827-1000

Monday, October 11, 2021

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