Information for Veterans

The ALS Association 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.  

Applying For VA Benefits
Even though a diagnosis of ALS is presumed to be service connected the veteran must still apply for benefits and enroll in the VA health care system. It is important that this be done as soon as possible after diagnosis as benefits, including compensation, are retroactive to the date of application for new applicants.

When applying for either VA Health Care or service connected benefits we encourage you to contact:

  • Your local ALS Association Chapter (go to to locate your chapter via a search by using your zip code or state, or by calling or emailing our Information and Referral line at 1-800-782-4747,

  • A veteran service organization (VSO) such as Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA), American Legion or Disabled American Veterans (DAV) (Contact information for VSO’s can be found here:

These organizations will help ensure that the required information and forms are properly completed and submitted so that your claim can be processed as quickly as possible. They are also up to date on the latest requirements and benefits available and can help guide you through the applications process

The application for benefits consists of filling out the appropriate form and submitting any required documentation. The forms are:

  1. Health Care -

  2. Service Connection -

Service connection for ALS provides a minimum rating of 100% but the overall level of benefits will be based on the disability across all systems.

Kansas City area office
6950 Squibb Rd., Ste 210
Mission, KS 66202

(913) 648-2062

Central Kansas office
3450 N. Rock Rd., Ste 208
Wichita, KS 67226

(316) 612-0188

Nebraska office
900 S. 74 PLZ., Ste 106
Omaha, NE 68114

(402) 991-8788

Southern Missouri office
3259 E Sunshine St., Ste. V
Springfield, MO 65804

(417) 886-5003

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