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
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?
The number of veterans with sleep disorders went up six-fold during the last decade, while PTSD has become three times as common, researchers report in a study.Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.upi.com … [Read more...] about Sleep disorders on steep rise among U.S. veterans, study says
From Chris Attig Veterans Law Blog "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 … [Read more...] about 4 Things Veterans Should Know about VA Sleep Apnea Disability Claims
What is PTSD (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder)? PTSD is an anxiety disorder that surfaces after experiencing a very dangerous, frightening, and uncontrollable event such as military combat exposure, a violent crime, a life-threatening accident such as a car wreck, criminal or sexual assault, a terrorist attack, or a natural disaster such as a tornado, flood, hurricane, or … [Read more...] about PTSD What Every Veteran Should Know – And Every Veteran’s Family – Should Know