Nerve and Neurological

What are Nerve and Neurological Disorders?

Migraines and Headaches

Headaches and migraines can be incapacitating and debilitating and can often cause veterans to miss work, family, and social events. They can be so severe that they can render an individual unemployable. Unfortunately, the VA limits the amount a veteran can be rated for migraine headaches to 50%. This can lead to an inadequate rating of the veteran’s disability.

Nerve Impairment (Examples: Radiculopathy, Neuropathy, Paresthesia, etc.)

Veterans are eligible to receive VA disability compensation for conditions affecting the nervous system. Each body extremity can be separately compensated (right leg, left leg, right arm, left arm). In certain instances, compensation can be in addition to other conditions that may be the causation of the nerve impairment. An example would be a veteran receiving compensation for degenerative disc disease (DDD) and additionally being compensated for nerve problems in both legs. Carpal tunnel syndrome, Bell’s palsy, and sciatica are common forms of nerve impairment.

Vet Resource Group may be able to help you obtain a nexus letter from a medical expert, linking your condition(s) to your time in the military.   We also may be able to help obtain any needed examinations and respective DBQs.  Contact us today to for a free, no-obligation consultation. 

Neurological Conditions and Convulsive Disorders 38 CFR (§§ 4.120 – 4.124a)

38 CFR § 4.124a Schedule of ratings – neurological conditions and convulsive disorders.