VSO & VA Resorces

Links to importent pages on Gulf War Illness and other help.


What's New

See the new guide for an example of a NOD.

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Current News

National Gulf War 2019 Annual Meeting &
Informational & Health Fair

We will talk about claimslatest treatments and research.



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Resources for Veterans

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The Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses or RAC-GWi was created by Congress in 1998

According to its charter, the guiding principle for the work of the Committee shall be the premise that the fundamental goal of Gulf War-related government research is to improve the health of ill Gulf War veterans.

NameWar Related Illness and Injury Study Center. WRIISC

Remember that the  War Related Illness and Injury Study Center are to help you find treatment and not to help with your claim. You can use them if your dooctor does not know how to diagnosis or treat you.

The In 2001, after a competitive review process the first two WRIISC centers were established; one at the Washington, DC VA and the other at the East Orange Campus of the VA New Jersey Health Care System. Initially these centers were titled the CSWRI (Center for the Study of War-Related Illnesses). Later, they were renamed the War-Related Illness and Injury Center and abbreviated "WRIISC".

Name: VA Gulf War Illness information page

You must remember that your claim is based on all exposures combined and not just one or two.

Gulf War I Veterans may have been exposed to a variety of environmental and chemical hazards that carried potential health risks. VA offers eligible Veterans a free Gulf War Registry health exam for possible long-term health problems related to Gulf War service.

Name VA Office of the Inspector General

The office of the IG looks in to may different parts of the VA. If your claim is getting denied over and over with many other veterans you can have this office look into it. You should make sure you have a very solid claim. Like a true Diagnosis of Fibro getting denied for not being in your STR or my all time favorite on a denial "we denied your claim of fibromyalgia as it is cause by a diagnosed illness of fibromyalgia." Yes I do see ratings like this. Vets with this need to write the OIG. These VARO's need some real training.

Name: Veteran Benefits Network

The Veterans Network is a large board where veterans can get help on all kinds of claims issues. It has some experts helping and some non too. It is not a social club so fighting is taken care of. This link will take you right to the gulf war illness part.

Name: Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP):

Fund innovative Gulf War Illness research to identify effective treatments, improve definition and diagnosis, and better understand pathobiology and symptoms.



Name: Web Automated Reference Manual System (WARMS)

Description: The Web Automated Reference Manual System (WARMS) includes manuals, directives, handbooks, Title 38 Code of Federal Regulations and more. The publications provide information about the Department of Veterans Affairs benefits policies.


Name: National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA)

If you are looking for a state with free taxes for veterans this is the link for you.

The National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs (NASDVA) is comprised of the State Directors and in some cases, Commissioners of Veterans Affairs in each state of the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.  Although each state is unique, with its own traditions, programs, and resources, we are united by our common goal to make a difference in the lives of our veterans.

Name: CFIDS Association of America

The CFIDS Association of America was founded in 1987 and has established itself as the leading charitable organization dedicated to chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

Name: DAV National Service Officers (NSOs)

You can count on DAV service from DAV National Service Officers (NSOs) in offices nationwide when you need help. DAV NSOs are highly trained, professional experts who have undergone comprehensive training program in veterans' affairs.

Name: Paralyzed Veterans of America

More than 750,000 people in the United States, including veterans, live with spinal cord injury or a spinal cord disease (SCI/D). Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) responds to their needs by supporting research, educational programs and other initiatives that unite people and activities toward a single mission: improved quality of life.

Name: VFW Service Officer

a VFW Service Officer can contact you to begin developing your case. Two key elements to a well-rounded claim include evidence that an injury, illness or disease occurred during your service and evidence of a current medical condition as a direct result.

The State of Kansas leaders for the American Leagion in 2010 told me I could not place a link to them on this site. Sorry.




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