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Entitlement To Service Connection For Sleep Apnea, To Include As Secondary To Ptsd Granted


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Chek this out if you are seeking Sleep Apnea secondary to PTSD

http://www.index.va.gov/search/va/view.jsp?FV=http://www.va.gov/vetapp14/Files4/1427733.txt

If you read the decision all the way through you will see that this claim for sleep apnea

was granted - without any consideration as secondary to PTSD.
The SA was granted direct SC.
"The Board finds that the Veteran's reports of recurrent sleep apnea symptoms since service are consistent with the lay statements of his spouse and finds the accounts credible. The lay reports are also consistent with the Veteran's August 1992 Medical Evaluation Board examination report that noted his complaint of frequent trouble sleeping. Thus, the Board finds these reports credible. Caluza v. Brown, 7 Vet. App. 498, 511 (1995), aff'd per curiam, 78 F.3d 604 (Fed. Cir. 1996).

The Board finds that the competent and credible lay evidence shows a continuity of sleep symptoms since service. As such, in light of the diagnosis of sleep apnea in postservice treatment records,

the Board finds that service connection is warranted for sleep apnea. 38 C.F.R. § 3.303(a). As the Board is granting the Veteran's claim on a direct service connection theory basis, there is no need for the Board to consider his secondary theory of entitlement (i.e., sleep apnea due to PTSD)."
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