Malaria during military service Veterans who meet the criteria do not have to prove a connection between their malaria and military service to be eligible to receive VA disability compensation.
- Veterans must have served in the Southwest Asia theater of military operations during the first Gulf War starting August 2, 1990, through the conflict in Iraq OR on or after September 19, 2001, in Afghanistan.
- Malaria must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year from the date of military separation OR at a standard time that would indicate the incubation period began during a qualifying period of military service.
Disability Compensation Veterans must have the diseases within the time frames shown below and have a current disability as a result of that disease in order to receive disability compensation.
- An infectious disease caused by a parasite transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms include chills, fever, and sweats. It must be at least 10 percent disabling within one year from the date of military separation or at a time when standard or accepted treatises indicate that the incubation period began during a qualifying period of military service.
Source: Department of Veterans Affairs