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I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea, will be given a cpap machine. I went to the sleep doctor and done the interview and the doc said I had all the symptoms. The doc scheduled the test. This was all on active duty orders. I done the sleep test and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and will be issued a cpap machine. The sleep test was not on orders but I was still covered by tricare. The reason I went to the doc was i could not sleep because of a fracture and a couple of surgerys(all done on active duty). So now I found out I have sleep apnea. Can you win a claim with this!!! I can not find a straight answer.

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Yes, if your apnea is service related. Sleep Apnea with use of CPAP is automatically 50%.

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Some clarification, please:

1. When were you diagnosed with sleep apnea (month and year are OK)?

2. When were you discharged from Active Duty (month and year are OK)?

3. What was your status (Active Duty, Active Duty for Training, ie., Reserve or Guard) when you first saw the sleep doctor and what was your status when you had your sleep test (polysomnogram) that diagnosed sleep apnea?

I was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea, will be given a cpap machine. I went to the sleep doctor and done the interview and the doc said I had all the symptoms. The doc scheduled the test. This was all on active duty orders. I done the sleep test and was diagnosed with mild sleep apnea and will be issued a cpap machine. The sleep test was not on orders but I was still covered by tricare. The reason I went to the doc was i could not sleep because of a fracture and a couple of surgerys(all done on active duty). So now I found out I have sleep apnea. Can you win a claim with this!!! I can not find a straight answer.

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Were the Doctor's VA ?

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Diagnosed today, released about a month ago, Active duty title 10 medical contuiation orders ( when first seen the sleep doc) and no it was not a va doc. I have not even seen the va yet. I feel lost over the va!

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You should get Service Connected.

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