VA Form 21-4138

VA Form 21-4138

If the Veteran’s Affairs Office sends a veteran a request for additional information to support a claim or a more detailed explanation of an element in a person’s claim, the veteran file a Statement in Support of Claim or VA-Form 21-4138. These statements frequently include or describe the evidence that supports a veteran’s claim. While these documents are not required to be a certain length or format, Form 21-4138 is frequently used to explain why certain documentation is missing in a military record or offer a statement from a family member or friend regarding the severity of a veteran’s

Veterans Disability Benefits Related To Gulf War Syndrome

Veterans Disability Benefits Related To Gulf War Syndrome

Between August 1990 to February 1991, 700,000 soldiers were deployed to the Persian Gulf and may have been exposed to toxins that manifested in an illness referred to as Gulf Way Syndrome. In 1994, the federal government funded research on illnesses associated with veterans who had served in the Gulf War. The U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs  recognizes that many Gulf War veterans experience a number of ailments including digestive problems, dizziness, headaches, fatigue, insomnia, joint pain, memory problems and respiratory difficulty. This condition is often referred to as either Gulf War

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