VA disability for Fibromyalgia
Since returning from military service, you may experience flare-ups of fatigue, widespread pain and or stiffness and persistent tenderness in multiple areas of the body. You may have fibromyalgia (FM).
Fibromyalgia is a common health condition that affects about one out of 20 people in the general population. Studies show Gulf War veterans are diagnosed more frequently with fibromyalgia than the general population, though its exact cause remains unknown.
As a veteran, your fibromyalgia condition may qualify you for disability compensation, for your Veteran’s Disability Claims, though working through the VA process to secure the benefits can be complicated and frustrating for veterans going it alone.
At Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, we focus on helping veterans obtain the disability benefits to which they are entitled. Our fibromyalgia disability compensation attorneys focus our practice on assisting veterans because we respect the service and sacrifice that they have given our nation. We assist Army veterans, Navy veterans, Marine veterans, Air Force veterans, and Coast Guard veterans. As part of our personalized service, we do not charge veterans unless we are successful in securing your VA disability benefits.
For help with your fibromyalgia disability claim, turn to an experienced veterans disability benefits lawyer at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law. We handle veterans’ disability compensation claims nationwide. Call us toll-free at 877-526-3455 or use our online contact form.
The symptoms of fibromyalgia can vary, with periods of good health when you feel like your old self, followed by periods when the symptoms and pain may worsen.
Approximately 700,000 U.S. servicemen and servicewomen were deployed to the Persian Gulf during the 1991 Gulf War. Within months of their return, many Gulf War veterans began complaining of fatigue, bone and joint pains, cognitive dysfunction, emotional stress and other symptoms.
A 2005 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that fibromyalgia (FM) and chronic fatigue syndrome were significantly more common among Persian Gulf War veterans who were deployed than among non-deployed veterans.
Establishing the right to disability compensation related to fibromyalgia can be complicated. The Veterans’ Disability Claims lawyers at Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, are skilled at helping vets establish their disability at every step in the appeals process.
Disability compensation is a tax-free benefit paid to veterans for disabilities from injuries or illnesses that are a result of—or are made worse by—active military service. If you believe that you may be eligible for disability benefits based on service-related fibromyalgia, contact Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, today for a free consultation with an experienced Veteran’s Disability Claims lawyer. We can offer guidance regarding your disability.
For our services, we charge veterans NO up-front lawyers’ fees. Instead, we work out an agreement in advance about what our fee will be if your benefit is approved. Typically, it’s a reasonable percentage of the eventual award.