VA has amended its rating schedule to provide a 100% disability rating for any veteran with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). This rule became effective on January 19, 2012, and applies to an application for benefits that was received by VA or appealed to the Board or was remanded to the Board by the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims on or after January 19, 2012. 76 Fed. Reg. 78823 (Dec. 20, 2011).
(posted to hoeferlaw.com May 2012)