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    • I have a question and need some advice. I put in a claim for OSA in 2014 and per the award letter received in April 2015 I was denied. After the denial for OSA, I initiated a NOD to keep the claim open. On 18 August 2016, I looked in ebenefits and noticed they had given me a non-service connected (NSC) (pension) rating of 50% for OSA as a secondary to my service connected (SC) Sarcoidosis and Asthma. This rating didn’t appear until 18 August. Check ebenefits weekly. I called the regional office (RO) in Montgomery Alabama on the next day and I was informed that I had received the award in April 2015. The RO then explained that the VA says in their notes that they agree that I have OSA, but not due to my SC disability of Sarcoidosis and Asthma. I am SC for 3 disabilities, Sarcoidosis with Asthma, PTSD, and GERD. I have conducted research in the Board of Veteran Appeals (BVA) and found appeals g showing that other veterans had been granted SC for OSA for each of the disabilities that I have. In my opinion VA has acknowledged that I have OSA by giving it a rating of 50%. My goal now is to have it changed from NSC to SC. Is there anyone with experience in do so? If so, please lend me some advice.





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You can find the exact verbage under the "Success" forum. However, my question is this: I was denied for PTSD/depression due to no evidence of current disability. Not sc, no 0% under what they decided on. BUT on another page it says I am sc'd for adjustment disorder with depressed mood for purposes of treatment as I was diagnosed with PTSD/depression in 2001. (joined in 1999) I have never seen any diagnosis of adjustment d/o in my medical records so this must be something the c&p dr said. However, what does this mean? I have not even a 0% rating in my paperwork for this - but I can be seen for it? They gave it to me based on my C&P but denied my claim? Can anyone shine light on what their thinking is and what this means? Should I NOD? I haven't been seen except once since separating, just trying to handle life on my own. I know I need medication- this process is proof of that. I just don't understand what it means? Thanks for any help you can offer.

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Sounds like treatments for medical purposes only. Not an sc condition. This is a new thing for gulf war vets who need treatment for mental issues even if cant be seen for anything else. Don't quote me on it. Read the rating decision and see if it says for medical treatment only

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If you're truly suffering from PTSD get treatment asap. Find out what your treating doctors are calling it if not PTSD. Work on your stressor letter and gather evidence. You should start PTSD treatment then file NOD.

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It seems to me the VA is saying you do not have a current DX of PTSD or Depression because the VA can't find any current evidence of your having it. Read up on symptoms of PTSD and see if what you told the VA matches those symptoms. If you told them that every time you hear a loud noise you flashback to combat then the VA is just trying to play a game with you. Do you have any combat medals or badges? You need the stressors and you need the current symptoms. The stressors have been relaxed but what you get is the kind of crap you got with the VA pretending they don't see symptoms.

John

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It isn't just VA doctors but all doctors. They're funny on what they call your condition. Some might call it PTSD, anxiety, schizophrenia, or some other condition.

Do an online quiz to see if you have PTSD. Take that to your mental health doctor and say, "see this test? I think I have PTSD." You have to remember it is important to get the correct diagnoses. PTSD or not your number one goal should be treatment. Hang in there.

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I was diagnosed with PTSD and depression in the military. Was on Prozac and went through years of therapy sessions. Since separating I have had to work full time, and over time as the economy is terrible & my ex doesn't pay child support so it's all on me. I am goint to start therapy again. Having more frequent bad days. I told the C&P dr. that I can't sit with my back to the door, I have had panic attacks due to boxes on side of road (WHO DOES THAT?!?!?!?!!!) etc. The letter says they see where I was diagnosed with PTSD in the military, but that basically since I'm not being treated currently they wont SC. Not even 0%? But they sc'd for purposes of treatment. I don't know. I am going to start seeing a psych. and start complaining instead of carrying all of this around in me..my family will appreciate it. and then I will NOD. I just don't know why they didn't give me 0%. THey gave me 0% for restless leg syndrome, and I'm not being treated for that currently. (makes no sense what they sc'd and what they didn't) I was in therapy for YEARS. I have a combat ribbon. My diagnosis throughout treatment was PTSD & depression.

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