Posted on Feb 15, 2016
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Pre-existing condition from high school military said they would fix the problem two surgeries later problem still isn't fixed was diagnosed with sleep apnea from the VA, am I wrong to think my sleep apnea was service related I feel that made it worse. Any guidance?
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CAPT Kevin B.
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If Sleep Apnea isn't in your medical record prior to discharge, you typically won't get it. Same goes for other conditions that come with age. That's why I recommend any snorer get a sleep study prior to getting out. Interesting that ADs who have it are typically being kept in by the retention board even though it's usually a 50% thing with VA. Quite the niche market for Camo CPAPs. Re: the high school thing. VA is on the hook for problems created by the surgery, not that it didn't correct a pre-existing condition.
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SSgt David Howard
SSgt David Howard
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Read these and maybe you will understand! DODI 1332.39 @ E1.1.29, Also E1.1.32
Please See E2.A1.2.21 @ DODI 1332.39 Nov 14, 96 @ page 40
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MSgt Hal Weeden, MBA
MSgt Hal Weeden, MBA
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Sgt Gus Laskaris - What a jerk you are! All I did was complement SSgt Joshua Drobil for enlightening me on how obstructive sleep apnea could be a service related condition, and for that I'm now being attacked?
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SPC Jeremy Thomas
SPC Jeremy Thomas
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SGT Dennis Pace
SGT Dennis Pace
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Sgt Gus Laskaris - wait to something happens to you
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LTC Jason Strickland
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SSG (Join to see), your best approach is to work with a local Veteran Service Organization (VSO). They have the authority to act on your behalf and represent you back to the VA. While I don't know the details of your condition, this is the most effective way to appeal any disability decision.
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MSgt Steven Mazel
MSgt Steven Mazel
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I work for the VA on the benefits side of the house and a veteran. I agree with LTC Strickland get a veteran service officer (American Legion, Disabled American Veterans, etc). There are several organizations out there that support veterans and help them with claim process, I even have one; thats best advice anyone can give you.
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CPL William Brook
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Were you diagnosed with sleep Apnea while you were in the service? If not, they will fight you. Open a case through E-benefits, using the VIacapp (sp) system. Also, get connected with the DAV or Am Vets. Get all the paperwork, DD 214, and all relevant medical data together before you start with e-benefits or anything else.
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CPO Mike Castro
CPO Mike Castro
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The VFW has Service Officers to that can help
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