Due to my tinnitus being very bad, I was awarded a 70% rating from the VA for anxiety and depression secondary to my tinnitus due to it keeping me from sleeping. I have started my counseling with VA social workers and psych doctors from the VA. I ask my VA primary care doctor does the VA offer any treatment for tinnitus and the answer was, "There is no treatment the VA offers … [Read more...] about VA says they can't offer me treatment for my Tinnitus but want to test for sleep apnea???
What is the best way to file for sleep apnea secondary to adjustment disorder? … [Read more...] about Solomon
This is what won my sleep apnea. Please feel free to use this in your fight against the VA. Most would not need to be this long, but I would use what you feel is needed and fits with your claim. Dear Ladies and Gentlemen: Supplemental Claim is elected. If additional evidence or clarification is needed, please contact me by facsimile, telephone, or U.S. mail. The above … [Read more...] about How I won Sleep Apnea!
I was looking at Ebenefits under the 'disabilities' section, and I noticed that, with CPAP, my Sleep Apnea rating is listed as 20% rather than the expected 50. I had to appeal my sleep apnea 1 time to get SC. Has anyone ever seen this? It looks like it is numerically at 20, but they paying it at 50? Misprint? … [Read more...] about 20% rating for Sleep Apnea? Has anyone ever seen this?
First off this is an amazing forum very helpful! Considering filing for increase in service connected hemorrhoids rated at 0%(that should be straight forward) I was diagnosed with plantar fasciitis a little over a year ago would I make that secondary to fallen arches? In addition having similar issues with right ankle years of limping starting to jack that up as well. I noticed … [Read more...] about Increase Rating Questions
Designated for electronic publication onlyUNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR VETERANS CLAIMSNo. 19-0333ALPHONSA BROWN, APPELLANT,V.ROBERT L. WILKIE,SECRETARY OF VETERANS AFFAIRS, APPELLEE.Before TOTH, Judge.MEMORANDUM DECISIONNote: Pursuant to U.S. Vet. App. R. 30(a),this action may not be cited as precedent.TOTH, Judge: The Board has a duty to explain its “rejection of any … [Read more...] about Single Judge; must “provide the reasons for its rejection of any material evidence favorable to the claimant.” Hedgepeth, 30 Vet.App. at 325; whether the Board considered all evidence of in-service occurrence should be evident from its statement of reasons and bases. See Fears v. Wilkie, 31 Vet.App. 308, 314 (2019);
Hey guys, another question. I'm going after Sleep Apnea again this time through a secondary claim from PTSD. Probably should have done it this way to begin with. Rated at 30% for PTSD but going for an increase on that too. Am I wasting my time? … [Read more...] about Going after Sleep Apnea again
"NVLSP Makes VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) Available to Public Released 8/10/20 | Tags: VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) VA Disability Benefits Questionnaires (DBQs) are standardized forms used by medical experts who conduct examinations for VA disability benefits purposes. DBQs address a range of medical conditions and include … [Read more...] about NVLSP news on DBQs !!!
Good morning hadit, I have both ptsd and TBI and believe my diagnosed sleep apnea (mixed sleep apnea, with both central and obstructive sleep apnea) has been directly caused by my ptsd and TBI. I am not overweight, have no medical issues of the throat or the respiratory system that would cause it. My question to you all is if I want to file sleep apnea secondary … [Read more...] about Sleep apnea as a secondary
If weight loss leads to OSA going away then wouldn't the rating go away as well? I am 50% and use my CPAP. … [Read more...] about Can weight loss lead to sleep apnea rating decrease?