When a Veteran starts considering whether or not to file a Veterans Affairs Disability Claim, there are a lot of questions that he or she tends to ask. Over the last 10 years, the following are the 14 most common basic questions I am asked about when it comes to filing Veterans Affairs Disability Claims. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] 1. What benefits … [Read more...] about 14 Questions about VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims
Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) Veterans now have more control over the disability claims process. Veterans have the option of visiting a private health care provider instead of a VA facility to complete their disability evaluation form. Veterans can have their providers fill out any of the more than 70 DBQs that are appropriate for their conditions and submit them … [Read more...] about List By Symptom – VA Disability Compensation
I filed a claim with the help of my doctor for sleep apnea as secondary connection. Denied. Filed a NOD. Denied. The NOD was denied over a year ago. A doctor for the VA said my sleep apnea was due to being over weight and that I "refused" to use my CPAP. They offered me a hearing, but I never responded. I have tried off and on for 10 years to use a CPAP and just cannot … [Read more...] about Sleep apnea
https://youtu.be/nIJejh0WmDg?t=9m50s Topics Update on the podcast....new video training online....new webinar coming in February....and..... Hiring freeze at the VA...good, bad or indifferent? Can you service connect obesity? Appealing BVA Decisions to the Veterans court What do the eBenefits status codes mean? Links Sleep Apnea The “Bridge … [Read more...] about VA TBI Claims, VA Obesity Claims, when to FIRE an attorney, the VA Hiring Freeze, and so much more!
Let’s take a look at 2 VA Sleep Apnea Claims VA Sleep Apnea Claim #1: This Veteran served in Iraq and Kuwait in 2003 to 2004. He was diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2007, after his military service. The VA Regional Office denied his claim. When he got to the BVA the following evidence was in his C-File: A VA C&P exam concluding that … [Read more...] about 2 similar Veterans both with VA Sleep Apnea Claims Different Results at the BVA?
I get asked more questions about how to file and win a Veterans Affairs sleep apnea disability claim than almost any other topic in all of VA Benefits Law. [Reprinted here with permission from Veterans Law Blog] True story. And I've been getting asked these questions for years. On top of that, for about 2 years, I noticed at my VA Benefits law firm and on the Veterans Law … [Read more...] about 4 Things Veterans Should Know about VA Sleep Apnea Disability Claims
Citation Nr: 1427733 Decision Date: 06/18/14 Archive Date: 06/26/14 DOCKET NO. 10-06 071 ) DATE On appeal from the Department of Veterans Affairs Regional Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina THE ISSUES Whether new and material evidence has been received to reopen a claim of service connection for a left ankle disability. Entitlement to service connection for a left … [Read more...] about Entitlement To Service Connection For Sleep Apnea, To Include As Secondary To Ptsd Granted