Recent VA ruling regarding Lou Gehrig's disease

On September 23 2008, the Veterans Adminstration made a ruling regarding veterans who died due to Lou Gehrig’s disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.   Veterans with this disease will now be considered to have a service connected disabiliy.  For veterans who died of this disease, their widows will be eligible for a monthly death benefit due to the veteran’s service-connected death.  For more information, please see the Veterans Administration press release  at the web address below.