VA Gulf War Illness Program Reviewed by HVAC Subcommittees
Two House Veterans Affairs Subcommittees held a joint hearing on the approval rates of veterans seeking compensation due to Gulf War illness. The joint hearing focused on the approval rates of veterans seeking compensation and the training required for medical examiners and claims processers. Gulf War veterans displaying symptoms of Gulf War illness continue to have their claims denied. Many members of the HVAC subcommittees want the VA to improve the disability claims process for this ailment. Many subcommittee members noted that the VA has made little if any progress on the issue since a similar hearing held in 2016.