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No TBI, but did get MSA Awarded Secondary to CAD. My Non VA Sleep Neurologist completed a DBQ with the "More Likely Than Not" linkage. CAD DX 01/2006, MSA DX 09/10. Very difficult for a VA rater t

To answer your 1st post, I have TBI rating, which was an in line of duty injury/ service connected in 2003, OEF/ OIF. I developed central apena this year. The VA prescribed a BiPap.  I did my home wor

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You did submit the IMO directly to the VA Evidence intake center, well in advance of your C & P, right? In your recent Denial, was this IMO from Dr Anise addressed as to being Evidence of Record that was considered in the Decision?

What exactly did the Rater state as the reason for your CA or MSA not being eligible, for a Secondary rating to your SC TBI?

I trust you have already filed your NOD, requesting a DRO Hearing (my choice)?

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What exactly did your C & P Dr have to say on your DBQ? A redacted copy would be helpful.

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If you're asking me what the letter said. My Doctor looked at the sleep study results and then said in a short letter that is more likely then not that the my CSA was caused by my TBI. i had my wife send in a statement as well. 

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@Warrior and @goaltender, sorry to revive an old and possibly "dead" post, but I have a SC TBI and complex sleep apnea (mainly central). I have a VA sleep doc who filled out a DBQ and is on record saying my central aspect of my sleep apnea is "more likely than not" due to my TBI, but I just found out my secondary connection claim failed. 

Did either of you receive any connection to your head injuries for a central/mixed/complex sleep apnea?

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