Resources for Military Veterans
Military veterans, regardless of the branch of service, regardless of the era in which they served, and regardless of whether they served during a time of peace or a time of war, are at a greater risk of dying from ALS than if they had not served in the military.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has recognized ALS as a service-connected disease, which means that the VA provides financial and medical support to veterans who have completed at least 90 continuous days of active duty and been honorably discharged. If you qualify for these benefits, they can provide significant assistance in obtaining medical care, assistive devices, and financial support.
Resources for Military Veterans, Families & Survivors
The Rocky Mountain Chapter is working everyday to support people with ALS and their families, including our heroes who have served in the military and who are approximately twice as likely to develop ALS as those who have not served.
This site is designed specifically for veterans with ALS, their families and survivors. Here you will learn what benefits are available, how you can apply for benefits, and receive answers to frequently asked questions about the new rules.
Also available on this site are links to resources and tools veterans can use to take part in the advocacy efforts that make a difference in the fight against ALS efforts that have helped to improve benefits for veterans and advanced research for a treatment and cure. If you are a veteran with ALS or the survivor of a veteran with ALS, we encourage you to visit our Wall of Honor and share your story. We also encourage you to join our Roll Call of Veterans Wall of Honor and share your story of courage.