What Every Veteran Who Served in Southwest Asia Needs to Know about VA and SSA Disability Claims
After dedicating your life to the military and serving your country in conflict in the Southwest Asia Theater, it can be difficult to admit when you need to file a disability claim. Fortunately, as a veteran of the Armed Forces, you are able to file for VA disability and Social Security Administration disability. Here's what you need to know. Presumptive Disability It doesn't matter whether a limb was amputated or if you have what has been referred to previously as Gulf War Syndrome: you could qualify for disability payments, even if you have an undiagnosed condition, if you served in the Southwest Asia theater on or after September 19, 2001.