Hi, joining the club here....I am 63, a Navy version of a Vietnam vet, in country 69-70 on an LST supporting PBR craft. I was diagnosed last month with PD, had symptoms for a year before getting in to see a neurologist. Have been told years ago that my prostrate is enlarged, but so far no evidence of cancer. Had issues with manual dexterity/lightheadiness/balance off and on as much as 8-10 years ago, but nothing long enough or often enough to make a diagnosis.
I just filled out the VA forms related to getting compensation for the PD. Did it on line, and had to have my wife do the typing after I messed it up and lost it twice. That back button is too close to the File button, and if you hit the back button, you lose all the data entered....We wil be visiting the nearest VA office next week with the forms and getting the process started.
IMO, this should rate at least 50% disability, especially for those still trying to work for a living. I retired early, under pressure from my employer, about the time I started getting the "issues". Good thing my wife had a good job..
If my brother can get 50% for his hearing loss, certainly PD rates that much.