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Question A. I was previously denied for apnea – Should I refile a claim?
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Hi, and thank you all for any help. I am currently at 40% and recently applied for Insomnia as a secondary condition. The CP exam ruled in my favor, but the VA said the Insomnia is caused by headaches which is a current secondary condition.I was denied. And to make matters a bit worse, I asked for an increase for my headaches and sent in medical paperwork to show it got worse. The CP exam there showed in my favor they were getting worse, yet the VA sent me a request for evidence to continue the rating. I wrote on my statement I have headaches, but its the tinnitus which keeps me up. My doctor wrote some additional stuff, and said he doesn't know who reviews these things, but sometimes they reach. As far the headaches go, I don't think they even looked at what I sent.
So my question is: If my headaches are a secondary condition and they are part of another condition it is not rated? I mean the tinnitus is the epicenter of the causes. Any help or insight
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