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Home Gulf War Syndrome Eligibility for health care

Eligibility for health care

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Veterans first must enroll in VA’s health care system to receive care. There are many ways a Veteran may qualify, including:

  • Served in the Persian Gulf from August 2, 1990 to November 11, 1998
  • Served in a combat theater after November 11, 1998 (extended period of eligibility for 5 years after discharge)
  • Have a military service-connected disability
Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:03  

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The issuance or replacement of military service medals, awards and decorations must be requested in writing.

Requests should be submitted in writing to the appropriate military service branch division of the NPRC. Standard form (SF 180), available through the VA, is recommended to submit your request. Generally, there is no charge for medal or award replacements. For more information, or for the mailing address of the military branch office to submit your request to, call 1-86-NARA-NARA (1-866-272-6272) or visit the NPRC website at www.archives.gov