Post a clear title like ‘Need help preparing PTSD claim’ or “VA med center won’t schedule my surgery”instead of ‘I have a question.
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Use paragraphs instead of one massive, rambling introduction or story.
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Post straightforward questions and then post background information.
Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
Adding Background information in your post will help members understand what information you are looking for so they can assist you in finding it.
Rephrase the question: I was diagnosed with apnea in service and received a CPAP machine, but the claim was denied in 2008. Should I refile?
Question B. I may have PTSD- how can I be sure?
See how the details below give us a better understanding of what you’re claiming.
Rephrase the question: I was involved in a traumatic incident on base in 1974 and have had nightmares ever since, but I did not go to mental health while enlisted. How can I get help?
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Hello Vets and Vet supporters, I have the subjected claim currently in the final stages of completion.
I received an increase for my sinusitis and allergic rhinitis service connections recently and the C and P examiner opinned:
"Veteran also suffers from Obstructive Sleep Apnea. His Service Connected Allergic Rhinitis /Chronic Sinusitis probably contributes or aggravates this.
My question to the group is whether you feel that statement can be considered a Nexus for a connection between the two? I had an ACE C and P for the subjected claim but the examiner did not provide an opinion. I am confused as to why an opinion was not provided. With that being said, do you think that opinion from a previous C and P exam will hold enough weight to justify granting secondary service connection for OSA?
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Make sure the Doc from your pervious exam is qualified to render his opinion , he needs to be a specialist in that field of medicine, be aware the VA don't use the same evidence if its already been
Calgon, Good advice provided by Buck. I think you will need much more for your OSA claim to be successful. Even if he did provide an opinion, it would have to be supported by reasonable medicale ra
What's interesting Vets is that when I went on the C and P for my sinuses increase, the doc said that he noticed in my records that I had sleep apnea. I currently have OSA on appeal secondary to PTSD
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