VA Appeals for Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset
This article covers VA Appeals for Peripheral Neuropathy, Early-Onset, what it is and who is eligible for benefits.
Peripheral Neuropathy and Agent Orange
VA presumes Veterans’ early-onset peripheral neuropathy is related to their exposure to Agent Orange or other herbicides during service when the disease appears within one year of exposure to a degree of at least 10 percent disabling by VA’s rating regulations.
About Peripheral Neuropathy
Peripheral neuropathy is a condition of the peripheral nervous system, which consists of nerves outside the brain and spinal cord.
Symptoms include numbness, tingling or prickling in the toes or fingers in early stages. This may spread to the feet or hands and may cause burning, throbbing or shooting pain that is worse at night.
Other symptoms include:
- pain equally in both sides of the body (in both hands or in both feet)
- muscle weakness
- loss of balance or coordination
- extreme sensitivity to touch.
VA Benefits For Early-onset Peripheral Neuropathy
Are you a Veteran with early-onset peripheral neuropathy? Did your neuropathy appear within one year of exposure to herbicides during service? If it is to a degree of at least 10 percent disabling by VA’s rating regulations, you may be eligible for disability compensation and health care. Veterans who served in Vietnam, the Korean demilitarized zone or another area where Agent Orange was sprayed may be eligible for a free Agent Orange registry health exam.
Were You Denied Your VA Benefits?
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