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PEACHES1962

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This is my first time writing on this site even though I read it alot. I submitted a claim in July 2019 for sleep apnea secondary to chronic fatigue syndrome (Secondary), sleep disturbances (related to: Environmental Hazard in Gulf War) (New), sleep apnea (secondary to: sleep disturbances) (New). I have had my exam through LHI in August with the following remarks from my examiner:

Veteran was also diagnosed with OSA and is compliant with a CPAP machine therapy.

Concerning the contention of Sleep disturbances due to environmental hazards in Gulf War. Veteran has sleep
disturbances that are likely a result of PTSD type symptoms with nightmares, insomnia which are both hallmark symptoms of PTSD and trauma based
disorders. Her sleep disturbances are also a result of her diagnosis of Fibromyalgia and other Gulf War medical issues.

In fact, it is highly likely her sleep disturbances have incurred from both all stressor occurrences while she was in Army.

I also have a supplemental claim in progress for PTSD that was initially denied in 2008 and the examiner stated:

Veteran's previous C & PReview PTSD Examination was completed on MAY 13,
2008 by Cristina Gamez-Galka, Ph.D., of Houston, TX. Dr. Gamez-Galka diagnosed veteran with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder. A C & P Initial
PTSD Examination completed on MAY 6, 2002 by Dunn, Ph.D. (Houston VAMC) also diagnosed veteran with PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder,
recurrent.

Occupational and social impairment with deficiencies in most areas, such as work, school, family relations, judgment, thinking and/or mood

My question is, would this be enough to qualify me for compensation or is it a chance I will be denied?

I must add that I am currently seeing a VA psychologist for PTSD.

Thank you guys for your responses.

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1 minute ago, GBArmy said:

Well, Geeky, you have to sweet talk her. You know she is unpredictable!

every time I call it seems to be a guy named gus with the IQ of a turnip.

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6 hours ago, GeekySquid said:

every time I call it seems to be a guy named gus with the IQ of a turnip.

LoL,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Today contacted my VSO (ebenefits not working) and he told me that my supplemental claim for PTSD-MST is currently in the "ready for decision" status.  My question is what is "ready for decision status" and what is the average guess time between "ready for decision status" and completed.  Will a decision come soon or will I have to wait until longer?

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It could be soon; but then there is no way of saying how long. You can check ebenies and see, but it has been having some problems trying to stay on line recently. Couple days, maybe. No one knows. But the really reliable news will be when you get your decision letter. It will have the facts. Ebenies can, be and often is, unreliable. Things change in status all the time, and sometimes other info as well. You got to wait it out. 

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