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Appealing Va Medical Ruling--als Brought To Light


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I was recently awarded by the VA for service connected monomelic amyotrophy a disorder of the lower motor neurons--60% rating. After visiting my neurologist last week, it was revealed that I have atypical ALS (Lou Gherig's Disease) as well. I am not considered "total and permanent" should I appeal the ruling of the VA and shoot for a higher rating. In essence, I have two unclassified motor neuron disorders. Will the VA bump me down on the rating scale? Any one with insight to this please let me know.

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ALS was recently added to presumptive list for all veterans

who have had 90 days of continuous active service.

If I were you I would claim the ALS, and also if you are unemployed- send them a TDIU form (Form 21-8940) available here and at the VA web site under COmp, under Forms-

as TDIU is paid at the 100% rate- and ask them for P & T status as well.

Was the neurologist a VA doctor?

I dont see how they can bump you down on this.

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Thank you for your reply! Yes I did see a VA neurologist and my own private neurologist--both said the same thing. I guess that I should appeal the decision that was made.

ALS was recently added to presumptive list for all veterans

who have had 90 days of continuous active service.

If I were you I would claim the ALS, and also if you are unemployed- send them a TDIU form (Form 21-8940) available here and at the VA web site under COmp, under Forms-

as TDIU is paid at the 100% rate- and ask them for P & T status as well.

Was the neurologist a VA doctor?

I dont see how they can bump you down on this.

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