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I have been debating on posting my first entry into the forum for about a week now. I had previously just been scanning and reading everyone’s posts, but hadn’t created a profile. So here we go.
I joined the army in 2003(National Guard to be truthful) and did 1 tour in Iraq in 2007-2008 providing convoy security. Without going into too much detail,(not needed for this question-maybe ill post more later) my company did 3x wk. missions and were hit with IED just about every time we went out the wire. But again that doesn’t really apply to my question here.
In 2008, when I first returned home, I had my first experience with the VA and my dr sent me for a C&P exam. One of the claims I was seeking treatment for was sleep apnea that my PC thought I had.
Long story short, the claim was denied (actually all my claims were) due to lack of evidence. My medical files from the army had been lost and I was told there wasn’t much I could do. After my C&P though, my dr did send me for sleep study and I was officially diagnosed with sleep apnea and given a cpap machine. I have used it ever since (changed my life)
Fast forward to 2012, my medical records magically showed, the VA did a review of my previously denied claims and I was approved for a few. But my sleep apnea was denied again. I didn’t appeal and I forgot all about it until recently, since I have reopened some claims due to needing increases.
Soooooooooooo, I did reopen my claim for sleep apnea but now I realize I may have CUE because I was actually diagnosed while still in my contract (I didn’t get out until 2009 and was still in selective reserve until 2011)
Anyone have advice or pointers on this?
Thanks in advance
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I have been debating on posting my first entry into the forum for about a week now. I had previously just been scanning and reading everyone's posts, but hadn't created a profile. So here we go. I joined the army in 2003(National Guard to be truthful) and did 1 tour in Iraq in 2007-2008 providing...