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I’ve tried to read up on this great forum… Probably should have done it sooner and would have helped with my claims but I don’t quite understand all the acronyms and the process to be honest. I did all my claims online with no real help, tried reaching a VSO multiple times with no luck.
I had applied for sleep apnea less than a year ago (Sept-18′) as a secondary condition to the MDD (50%) but with confusion and a new job there was no sleep study just an interview for Chronic fatique syndrome which I also applied for. I was denied service connection for both sleep apnea and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Since then I’ve been going to counseling and discussed the sleep apnea they had ordered me a sleep study. Anyways I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and was issued a CPAP through the VA.
Anyways I had filed for an increase on a few disabilities I had in April… Hearing damage (0%) and tinnitus (not service connected), major depressive disorder with medication induced sleep disorder claimed as depression and sleep disorder(50%). I also appealed the Sleep apnea and once I did it online they sent a packet saying I needed to submit a form for the sleep apnea since it was less than a year ago. I submitted the file with the VA hospital and VA clinic as documented proof of sleep apnea.
I fully developed claim with Hearing, and MDD have shown up on VA.gov with a current status or review and gathering evidence (received 4/29). The sleep apnea has also popped up with VA.gov but shows status unavailable (received 5/9). Ebenefits shows just the fully developed claim. However, I called the 1-800 number for the VA and they said it has already reached the decision phase and estimated completion for July 14th.
So what I’m asking is do you guys think this is a good sign for the sleep apnea case? I’ve seen a lot of people say it’s hard to get sleep apnea as service connected but I assume with major depressive disorder with medication induced sleep disorder claimed as depression and sleep disorder it would be easier especially with having a CPAP. Then I’d think my rating would be 80% with 50 for MDD and 50 for Sleep Apnea, no?
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Hello all, Ive tried to read up on this great forum... Probably should have done it sooner and would have helped with my claims but I dont quite understand all the acronyms and the process to be honest. I did all my claims online with no real help, tried reaching a VSO multiple times with no luck...