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Copy Sleep Apnea Grant Of Sc - 'nam Vet

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I've scanned my husband's sleep apnea grant of benefits from 2007, hoping it may help someone. He was not diagnosed with OSA while active duty, and we all know that no one knew what OSA was back then, anyway. He first enlisted in 1968, got out in 1976, re-enlisted 11 months later still in 1976, got out in 1980, then re-enlisted for the final time in 1983 and finished up in 1993. Sleep apnea was not on anyone's radar screen during those periods, to my knowledge.

Note the evidence list in addition to the decision.


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That is a very interesting award and it proves that many things can cause or contribute to a ratable service connected disability.

Great research and legwork here Lotzaspotz!

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GOOD info.. I too was service connected for a condition that I wouldnt have even considered, had I not been digging and reading medical publications. Hepc patients are WAY more likely to have kidney problems than non hep c folks. an 8 year study backed this up. VA had nothing to counter this medical evidence. They didnt have much choice, they had to approve the claim.

The human body if born sound, is a perfect working life form that maintains a balance. If one thing is affected, it throws the body out of balance and other systems are affected . God did not put spare parts in us we dont need. The medical community used to believe tonsils had no function, and they were wrong, they used to believe gall bladders werent important, they were wrong, ..

In my opinion, it is very likely if you have one major disability, you likely have others as well/

A great doctor explained the function of certain organs contain something called reserve capacity,

This helps us to survive, but are we functioning at out prime level, as we were before our disability?

Are certain medication more of a risk, or overexertions more of a risk, is quality of life affected?

Lots of things to think about.

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