Tuesday, October 14, 2008

ALS now Service Connected

The DVA has added Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis [Lou Gehrig's Disease] to its list of disease with service connection. THIS IS NOT AN AGENT ORANGE DISEASE!! Any Veteran or Serving member of the military who has served 90 or more days on Active Duty, and has been diagnosed with ALS is eligible for compensation. Since the disease is incurable, and survival is generally less than 3-5 years, I suspect benefits will be at the 100% level. If you have ALS, you should file a claim immediately, and if you have a claim pending for other issues, you should amend your claim immediately to include ALS.

For a little more information visit this FRA website article.


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