Activate Now
 
ProHealth health Vitamin and Natural Supplement Store and Health
Home  |  Log In  |  My Account  |  View Cart  View Your ProHealth Vitamin and Supplement Shopping Cart
800-366-6056  |  Contact Us  |  Help

Fibromyalgia  Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & M.E.  Natural Wellness  Supplement News  Forums  Our Story
Store     Brands   |   A-Z Index   |   Best Sellers   |   New Products   |   Deals & Specials   |   Under $10   |   SmartSavings Club

Trending News

Social Anxiety Disorder Linked to High Serotonin Levels, Throwing Treatment with SSRIs into Serious ...

Therapeutic Effects and Mechanisms of Action of Rifaximin in Gastrointestinal Diseases

Promoting Optimal Nutrition with Digestive Enzymes

Immune response to a flu vaccine yields new insights into narcolepsy

Children with Lyme Disease

Health Benefits of Ginseng

7-Keto DHEA The Fat-Burning Metabolite of DHEA

Nutritional Strategies for Preventing Age-Related Vision Loss

Depersonalization and Derealization From Chronic Lyme Disease and Its Coinfections: A perpetual ment...

20 Health Benefits of Thyme Oil

 
Print Page
Email Article

New VA Disability Regs re IBS, FM, ME/CFS & more

  [ 5 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ]
www.ProHealth.com • July 22, 2011


Effective Aug 15, new Veterans’ Affairs regulations will allow disability coverage for vets with "unexplained chronic multi-system illnesses” without requiring proof that there’s a connection between the illness and military service. That is, the connection is “presumed.”

Specifically, this applies to vets whose active military duty occurred in and whose symptoms first appeared in the Southwest Asia Theater of military operations* between Aug 2, 1990 (start of first Gulf War) and the present.

The illnesses, which must have lasted at least 6 months (and be at least 10% disabling by Dec 31, 2011), include chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), fibromyalgia, “functional gastrointestinal disorders” such as irritable bowel syndrome, and other unexplained/undiagnosed illnesses with various symptoms such as fatigue, neurological disorders, and sleep problems, etc.

See “Presumptive” Disability Benefits for Certain Groups of Veterans

* The Southwest Asia Theater includes “Iraq, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, The neutral zone between Iraq and Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, The United Arab Emirates, Oman, Gulf of Aden, Gulf of Oman, waters of the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Red Sea and the airspace above these locations.”

Family Caregiver Stipends/Training
Additionally, family caregivers of veterans seriously injured in the line of duty on or after September 11, 2001 should look into the VA’s caregiver training & stipend program, intended to help these vets “remain at home surrounded by family and friends.” For information and an application go to www.caregiver.va.gov. or call the national Caregiver Support Line at 1-855-260-3274

Sources:
Daily Nonpareil (Council Bluffs, Iowa) news online, Jul 20, 2011; Department of Veterans Affairs news release, Jul 5, 2011



Please Discuss This Article:   Post a Comment 



[ Be the first to comment on this article ]




 
Free Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Newsletters
Subscribe to
Our FREE
Newsletter
Subscribe Now!
Receive up-to-date ME/CFS & Fibromyalgia treatment and research news
 Privacy Guaranteed  |  View Archives

Save on Nutritional Supplement Orders

Featured Products

Energy NADH™ 12.5mg Energy NADH™ 12.5mg
Improve Energy & Cognitive Function
FibroSleep™ FibroSleep™
The All-in-One Natural Sleep Aid
Ultra EPA  - Fish Oil Ultra EPA - Fish Oil
Ultra concentrated source of essential fish oils
Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor® Mitochondria Ignite™ with NT Factor®
Reduce Fatigue up to 45%
Vitamin D3 Extreme™ Vitamin D3 Extreme™
50,000 IU Vitamin D3 - Prescription Strength

Natural Remedies

The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away The Big Blue Fish that Helps Chase the Blues Away
Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World Milk Thistle: Trusted Support for Health & Healing in a Toxic World
Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol Red Yeast Rice - Natural Option for Supporting Healthy Cholesterol
Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life Aching Muscles? Top 10 Nutrients to Take Back Your Life
The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health The Curcumin Revolution: 'Golden' Ticket to Better Health

FIBROMYALGIA RESOURCES
What is Fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia Diagnosis
Fibromyalgia Symptoms
Fibromyalgia Treatments
| CFS RESOURCES
What is CFS?
ME/CFS Diagnosis
ME/CFS Symptoms
ME/CFS Treatments
| FORUMS
Fibromyalgia
ME/CFS
ADVANCED MEDICAL LABS
WHOLESALE  |  AFFILIATES
GUARANTEE  |  PRIVACY
CONTACT US
LIBRARY
RSS
SITE MAP
ProHealth on Facebook  ProHealth on Twitter  ProHealth on Pinterest  ProHealth on Google Plus
Credit Card Processing