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Greetings all. I'm new here.

I'm still on AD but on terminal leave and will be released soon. I've had several things occur in the past 5 years. All of my records are available so no new items after REFRAD.

I had a skull fracture with loss of bone and nerve damage accompanied by chronic pain and headaches.

I had a torn retina that required surgery and now have scars on my retina and "floaters" in my eyes and loss of visual acuity in my left eye.

Recent diagnosis of sleep apnea.

Broken foot with development of arthritis and limited range of motion.

Degenerative discs in my neck from C4-T1.

Hypothyroidism (didn't know that could be service connected.)

PTSD (However, I still function but suffer anxiety attacks, bad dreams, detachment and socially insulated.)

Cysts in both of my hands.

How would all of this come into play and what can I expect?

Thanks

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Welcome,

Have you been RX'd a CPAP yet for SA ?

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Greetings all. I'm new here.

I'm still on AD but on terminal leave and will be released soon. I've had several things occur in the past 5 years. All of my records are available so no new items after REFRAD.

I had a skull fracture with loss of bone and nerve damage accompanied by chronic pain and headaches.

I had a torn retina that required surgery and now have scars on my retina and "floaters" in my eyes and loss of visual acuity in my left eye.

Recent diagnosis of sleep apnea.

Broken foot with development of arthritis and limited range of motion.

Degenerative discs in my neck from C4-T1.

Hypothyroidism (didn't know that could be service connected.)

PTSD (However, I still function but suffer anxiety attacks, bad dreams, detachment and socially insulated.)

Cysts in both of my hands.

How would all of this come into play and what can I expect?

Thanks

Sleep Apena is an automatic 50%, make sure you have it on your Medical record, which I know you do. Once you get out, VA will have you go through their sleep study only to vertify it for themselves, and find you rated at 50% service connected. I did..

Good luck..

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I hope you can attend the briefings regarding transitioning out before your discharge.

The one with a VA rep might also have a vet rep available for help.

This VA link about the BDD might help you:

http://www.vba.va.gov/predischarge/bdd.htm

“If you are separating from active duty within the next 60 to 180 days, BDD can help you receive VA disability benefits sooner.

What Is Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD)?

The Benefits Delivery at Discharge (BDD) Program allows a servicemember to apply for disability compensation benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) prior to retirement or separation from military service.”

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