Existing evidence supports the conclusion that people who’ve served in the military are at a greater risk of being diagnosed with ALS and dying from the disease than those with no history of military service. Learn more.
Regulation 38 CFR 3.318 provides that the development of ALS at any time after discharge or release from active military, naval or air service is sufficient to establish service connection for that disease. Learn more.
Being diagnosed with ALS is devastating and overwhelming. Learning to accept your diagnosis and live with the disease can be incredibly difficult. We want to support you throughout your ALS journey. From initial diagnosis to end-of-life plans, we hope the information and resources we provide will help prepare you, guide you and make it all a bit easier. Learn more.
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. That means a service member diagnosed with ALS is entitled to service connection and full benefits. Learn more.
The ALS Association is leading a fight to increase support for The Justice for ALS Veterans Act. The bill would make sure spouses of veterans who lose their battle with ALS are not denied access to survival benefits they are owed.