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VA Service Connected Benefits

Eligibility

Thanks to the efforts of The ALS Association, key members of Congress, advocates and the Department of Veterans Affairs, ALS has been listed as a disease entitled to presumptive service connection. This means that if a service member is diagnosed with ALS his or her condition will be presumed to have occurred during or been aggravated by military service and as such be entitled to service connection and full benefits. These benefits are described briefly below. An overview of benefits available to veterans, survivors and dependents is available from the VA here.

Benefits

The benefits listed below apply to service connected individuals only.

The VA also offers a full range of health care benefits, including:

VA Health Care Benefits

These benefits may include medical and respite care and prosthetic items, such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, etc. Prescriptions and medical supplies also may be included, as well as a HISA grant.

Preventive Care Services

Ambulatory (Outpatient) Diagnostic and Treatment Services

Hospital (Inpatient) Diagnostic and Treatment

Medications and Supplies

Generally, they must be prescribed by a VA provider and be available under VA’s national formulary system.

 

 

 



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