I have been diagnosed with PTSD and rated at 70%. Recently Sleep Apnea was approved as a secondary condition. BUT there was no rating increase.
The decision states -“We have assigned a 50 percent evaluation for SA” . I do use a CPAP machine. But then it states – “An aggravated evaluation of 0 percent is assigned. When added with the pre-exisiting 50 percent, this disability meets the criteria for the 50 percent evaluation”.
Can anyone decode this? What is the pre-exisiting 50 percent? My PTSD is rated at 70 percent two years ago.