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Hello everyone. I have an appealed claim with 2 issues (ptsd and sleep apnea). I only received a decision for the ptsd portion of the appealed claim, which was decided to be service connected. The decision didn't say anything about the sleep apnea portion. Is it normal to have a claim/appeal that has multiple issues decided separately? Should I expect a denied appeal or what? Thanks for any help.

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To Vs4Vs, You filed; You lost and filed NOD on both issues; you filed VA 9 after the SOC for both issues; the VLJ approved one issue (bent brain) but doesn't deny or approve the SA. When was that dat

Expect the Unexpected! Do you have a VA or private SA DX? Have you received a C & P for SA? Did you get a copy of the SA DBQ? Check your AWARD letter and if it's been long enough, your E-Ben site,

I think this veteran is asking why both claims were not decided? If your claim was decided for PTSD and nothing was said about your SA Appeal the decision not the PTSD but Appeal the SA if SA was in

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Expect the Unexpected! Do you have a VA or private SA DX? Have you received a C & P for SA? Did you get a copy of the SA DBQ? Check your AWARD letter and if it's been long enough, your E-Ben site, for status of your claimed issues.

Were you claiming SA, Secondary or aggravated by your PTSD? If so, do you have a Nexus statement in your private or VA medical record attributing the SA to your PTSD that was DX'd prior to your SA DX? SA is a tough nut to crack, got mine SC'd as secondary to CAD. You might want to check out Chris Attig's VET Law Blog, recently discussed SA Claims.

If you have a VSO-Rep, what does he/she say?

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I have a VA dx for SA. I did have C&P for SA. I received the docs report showing I have SA. Award letter only mentions ptsd. I've been checking Eben, remaining claims are in appeals. I filed them together on same claim, but not as a seconday specifically. I have only VA dxs for both. My SA was dx first and denied. My ptsd was miss dx and denied. I received another C&P then awarded from appeal. My VSO rep says she can't help me over the phone. She is really of no use unless we are face to face. It's to far to just go there, need apointment as well.

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I've treated this situation as a denial when it's come up in my claims and SOCs. It's a silent denial, but a denial none-the-less.

From your posting, it seems as if you've received a decision letter from the RO in response to your NOD. Did you receive a SOC? Even if you didn't, get a Form 9 in ASAP at least carrying on the appeal for OSA and anything you disagree with in regards with your PTSD decision (effective date, rating level, etc).

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My claim for ptsd and sa were denied together in the first decision. I filed nod for both ptsd and sa together. Rec.appealed decision for SC ptsd. The appealed decision didn't say anything about the OSA. The only SOC I rec. was with my initial claim denial decision. Do initial claims & appealed claims with 2 or more contentions always get decided tobether?

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