Veterans with ALS may be entitled to Service Connected Disability Compensation. Any veteran with 90 continuous days or more of active services, who then develops Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease) at any time after service, is now eligible for service connected disability compensation.
Post Traumatic Stress is a normal set of reactions to a trauma such as war, which could be experienced by almost anyone. Sometimes, it becomes a Disorder (PTSD) with the passage of time when feelings or issues related to the trauma are not dealt with, but are suppressed by the individual. This can result in problems readjusting to community life following the trauma. A delayed stress reaction may surface after many years and involve some or all of the following problems:
This new directive allows the VA to provide glasses and hearing aids to those enrolled in the VA Health Care System who are not service connected for those conditions (Priority Groups 6-8), providing their necessity is clinically indicated. In the past these were available only to those service connected for the condition. These services are now considered part of the preventative care package for all veterans enrolled in the VA who meet certain criteria.