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Veterans' Services

POW Veterans

Presumptive Disabilities

If you were interred or detained in a hostile country for 30 days or more, and have any of the following conditions which manifest, you may be able to receive monthly compensation for these disabilities, even if there is no record of them in your Service Medical Records.

Conditions Associated With

The long term effects of the malnutrition you survived as a POW. While you may not be suffering from malnutrition now, it is possible for you to have residual disabilities from malnutrition during captivity.

  • Any Anxiety State
  • Avitaminosis
  • Beriberi & Associated Heart Disease
  • Chronic Dysentery
  • Dysthymic Disorder or Depressive Neurosis
  • Gastrointestinal Signs or Symptoms
  • Frostbite Residuals
  • Helminthiasis
  • Ischemic Heart Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Malnutrition & Optical Deficiencies
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Pellagra
  • Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • Post Traumatic Osteoarthritis
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychosis