How to get a good VA compensation result for peripheral neuropathy

As a veteran and the owner of Gumps VA Compensation, I have helped many veterans navigate the process of obtaining VA compensation for various conditions, including peripheral neuropathy. I understand how difficult and overwhelming it can be to understand the VA’s compensation system and to gather the necessary evidence to support a claim for peripheral neuropathy. In this article, I want to educate my fellow veterans on how to get a good VA compensation result for peripheral neuropathy.

First, let’s define what peripheral neuropathy is. Peripheral neuropathy is a condition that affects the peripheral nerves, which are the nerves that connect the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. The symptoms of peripheral neuropathy can include numbness, tingling, burning sensations, muscle weakness, and pain. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including diabetes, alcoholism, exposure to toxins, and certain medications.

To get a good VA compensation result for peripheral neuropathy, it’s important to have a clear diagnosis from a medical professional. This means visiting a doctor or specialist who can diagnose peripheral neuropathy and provide documentation of the diagnosis. It’s also important to gather any medical records related to your peripheral neuropathy, including test results and treatment records.

Next, it’s important to understand the VA’s rating system for peripheral neuropathy. The VA uses a rating system called the General Rating Formula for Peripheral Nerve Injuries to determine the level of disability for peripheral neuropathy. This system takes into account factors such as the severity of the symptoms, the level of functional impairment, and the ability to work.

To get a good VA compensation result, it’s important to provide evidence that supports the severity of your peripheral neuropathy and its impact on your daily life. This can include statements from friends and family members, as well as your own statements, describing how the condition affects you. It’s also helpful to provide evidence of any accommodations you’ve had to make, such as special equipment or changes to your work environment.

It’s also important to be aware of any potential secondary conditions that may be caused by your peripheral neuropathy. For example, if your peripheral neuropathy is caused by diabetes, it’s important to also provide evidence of any complications from diabetes, such as retinopathy or nephropathy.

It’s also important to remember that the VA’s compensation process can be complicated and time-consuming. It’s not uncommon for a claim for peripheral neuropathy to take several months or even years to be processed. It’s important to be patient and persistent in following up on your claim and to seek help from a professional like myself if you need assistance.

In conclusion, getting a good VA compensation result for peripheral neuropathy requires a clear diagnosis, strong evidence of the severity of the condition, and an understanding of the VA’s rating system. With the right preparation and guidance, veterans with peripheral neuropathy can successfully navigate the VA’s compensation process and receive the benefits they deserve.

VA Disability Gives New Benefits

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For years, the story was the same…

Throughout the 90s and post 9/11 wars, the army would use open air pits to dispose of jet fuel, garbage and other materials…

On prolonged exposure to these fumes, Courageous soldiers would return home, only to be diagnosed with Cancer, respiratory issues or lung disease (sometimes amidst other service related injuries…)

These war heroes would then reach out to the VA concerning the connection of their crisis to their service related exposure to toxic fumes…

But get shut down for lack of “sufficient evidence”. And left to carry their cross alone, without any compensation or due help from the nation they risked their lives for.

Not anymore though…

I come bearing great news!

Hi there, Allen Gumpenberger here, back with yet another blog post to enlighten you (or your retired loved one) on VA Disability…

President Joe Biden, on August 10 signed the legislation (Called the PACT Act) – Outlining 23 health conditions that will be labeled as “Presumptive” aiding veterans to get special benefits from their service infused exposure to Burn Pits and Toxins.

This new Act reduces the heavy burden on veteran survivors or their families, to prove eligibility to special benefits by being victims of Brain Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Lung Diseases, Testestinal Cancer, Respiratory Issues and more.

The announcement was made by VA Secretary, Dennis McDonough at the American Legion Convention recently held in Milwaukee on August 31, 2022.

This isn’t a wife’s tale.


It’s been signed, sealed and made official by the President himself, with  processing of new applications for benefits proceeding on Jan 1, 2023

“Veterans have waited too long for this care and these benefits already and we’re not going to make them wait any longer,” …

“So instead of phasing in the conditions over the coming years, we’re making all conditions outlined in the PACT Act presumptive August 10.”

VA Secretary Denis McDonough told the American Legion National Convention in Milwaukee on Wednesday.

“One of the biggest expansions of VA benefits in history won’t be easy”“We will really need your help communicating because we want every veteran, every single veteran to get the care they need and the benefits they deserve, the benefits they have earned, and we will not rest until they do,” McDonough said.

The new bill was named in honor of Sgt. 1st Class Heath Robinson, diagnosed with Lung Cancer and a rare autoimmune disorder after serving his time with the Army National Guard in Kosovo & Iraq. Due to his prolonged exposure to burn pits.

He passed away in 2020.

So if you or a loved one have any similar health challenges to the ones listed in this post, you can get real help and SOON.

This new law further increases the presumptive disease list relating to Agent Orange by including exposure in the following places;

  • Thailand
  • Cambodia
  • Laos
  • American Samoa
  • Johnston Atoll
  • Guam

While boosting federal research on toxic exposure, and the VA’s resources and training to help process and deliver new claims from a bill that costs about $279 billion over 10 years and estimated by the Congressional Budget Office to go as high as $600 billion

Be rest assured I’ll have a post showing you a step by step process to claim these benefits as soon as an update comes.

Until then, Stop suffering in silence and start preparing to legally take what is deservedly yours if you’re eligible…

Feel free to schedule an appointment  if you need hands-on help when the VA opens the doors!




The internet isn’t half as safe as you might think, or worse than you already know.

It is a jungle filled with predators trying to scam as many ignorant people as they can find.

Your VA benefits make you an attractive target for these fraudsters camouflaged as helpful law firms. Posing as helpful but trying to use your ignorance to rob you of your blood and tears

Your hard earned VA Disability Benefits

Hi there, Allen Gumpenberger here, back with yet another blog post to enlighten you (or your retired loved one) on VA Disability again.

So follow every word of this article as I show you how to avoid the online predators bent on stealing what is rightfully yours.

The following are signals you should be cautious of when a “law firm” reaches out to you (or you to them) even when they claim to have your best interest at heart;


  • COMMUNICATION TOOLS : These “firms” will usually reach out via official looking phone calls, text messages, email or media messages.

So BE ON ALERT and don’t let your guard down.

As long as it is a tool to get your attention and permission, IT CAN BE A SCAM.



Any request  asking you to sign a legally binding document committing your VA Benefits to a law firm and giving them access to your eBenefits account is outrightly a SCAM. Sound the alarm immediately. They’re out to get you.

  • SIGNING BLANK FORMS: Under no circumstance should you sign an empty Blank form, supposedly to be completed by someone else at a later time (Virtually or in person.)

All information (data, terms, agreements, statements) should be on whatever document requires your signature when filing a claim for your VA Benefits.

The moment a supposed law firm tells you to sign a blank form, know that you very well may be in the grasp of scammers.


Here are some scam-proof measures you or your loved one can take in their bid to claim their hard earned VA Disability Benefits:

  • REVIEW BEFORE SIGNING : Always carefully review the content of any document before signing. A signature is legally binding and could make your case difficult even if you eventually find you’ve been scammed.

So If you already have personal legal counsel, by all means reach out for assistance reviewing any legal documents.



  • CHECK FOR ACCREDITATION: If you need help from a law firm to file your VA Disability benefit claim, then ensure you find an accredited VSO (Virtual Service Organization) to be completely safe.
  • REPORT! : These predators are out to cause pain and loss to you and several other veterans and their families for their selfish gains if they’re not stopped. Compensation they haven’t earned.

So if in any way get insight into their tricks, or spot a suspicious predatory firm, you owe it to your comrades to REPORT IT IMMEDIATELY or contact the VA directly at 1-800-827-1000.

If you’re eligible to claim your VA Disability Benefits but weary of falling into the wrong hands, then Gumps VA Compensation Services is here to help you


Schedule an appointment right away!