TLS147 posted a question in VA Disability Compensation Benefits Claims Research ForumI need some help with my appeal for sleep apnea. I just got turned down because I didn't claim it while in the service. I was a plane captain onboard the USS Independence from 70-71. We didn't get sleep anyway so I didn't notice anything until years later. Even at that, there were a hundred things to blame lack of sleep on. It wasn't until about 6 yrs ago my neuro dr. suggested testing for apnea. Found out I have severe apnea. Also i have 50% for ptsd. Any help would be appreciated.