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VA RIN: 2900-AN60 Publication ID: Fall 2010 
Title: Schedule for Rating Disabilities; Evaluation of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis 
Abstract: This document amends the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Schedule for Rating Disabilities by revising the evaluation criteria for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), to provide a 100-percent evaluation for any veteran with service-connected ALS. This change is necessary to adequately compensate veterans who suffer from this progressive, untreatable, and fatal disease. This change is intended to provide a total disability rating for any veterans with service-connected ALS. 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 4.124a   
Legal Authority: 38 USC 1155   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  06/23/2010  75 FR 35711   
NPRM Comment Period End  07/23/2010    
Final Action  12/00/2010    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Public Comment URL: www.Regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Thomas Kniffen
Compensation Service (211D)
Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Benefits Administration, 810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-9725
Fax:202 275-1728
Email: thomas.kniffen@va.gov