Gulf War Illness: Improvements Needed for VA to Better Understand, Process, and Communicate Decisions on Claims | Veterans Affairs and Veterans News from HadIt.com | Scoop.it

Approval rates for GWI claims were about three times lower than for all other claimed disabilities. Several factors may contribute to lower approval rates, including that—according to VA—GWI claims are not always well understood by VA staff and veterans sometimes file for benefits without medical records to adequately support their claim.