I am curious to know how many veterans on Rally Point were diagnosed with multiple sclerosis that was deemed service connected. I served from 2003 to 2010 and 3 years later I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which fell within the 7 years time frame of being diagnosed or showing symptoms of the disease, as per VA requirements for service connection. I started out being rated at 40% and then within a year-and-a-half had my rating increased to 80%. I'm curious about how others went to the process of gaining service connection for there multiple sclerosis and how they were able to have their rating increased, or if there were to get it increased at all.
Posted >1 y ago
I served in Iraq (Baghdad) 2004-2005, discharged 2006, medically retired 2009. Now 2018 I am displaying symptoms, last 2 MRIs had 24 lesions and one that's on the spinal cord. BUT all tests are coming back negative for MS but my neurologist is treating as though I have progressive MS. I started a claim and have submitted all his notes but I'm afraid because of the very low approval rate for presumptive neurological diseases from the VA it will be denied. How did you get your service connected disability for MS?
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