Maximizing VA Benefits for Progressive Neurological Disorders (Attorney)

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Presenters:  Alexis Ivory

Length: 90 minutes

Recorded: June 2022

Approved for 1.5 CLE credits by the Virginia State Bar


Webinar Description:


Many veterans are afflicted with progressive neurological disorders caused by their military service. Some of the most common of these disorders are Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. At first, these diseases may have only a small impact on the veteran’s life, but they progressively worsen and eventually become debilitating. They severely impact the veteran’s quality of life and ability to work. They affect many body parts and systems and have numerous complications. Due to these factors, the VA often doesn’t properly evaluate these disabilities, award the appropriate level of special monthly compensation (SMC), or grant entitlement to benefits such as an automobile allowance, a housing grant, or caregiver benefits. This webinar helps advocates ensure that their veterans receive all of the VA benefits to which they are entitled for service-connected progressive neurological disorders. 

This webinar covers the following and more: 

  • Different theories for establishing service connection for ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease 
  • The rules for properly rating ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease 
  • Disabilities that are often secondary to ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease and for which separate ratings may be warranted 
  • How to determine if SMC should be granted to a veteran suffering from a progressive neurological disorder and the appropriate level of SMC 
  • Other ancillary benefits to which a veteran suffering from a progressive neurological disorder may be entitled

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