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It was my understanding that VA would not rate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) as secondary to Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). I thought VA would only rate OSA as secondary to the PTSD mental health condition, but on the Chisholm Chisholm & Kilpatrick website it appears that VA can rate OSA secondary to MDD.


I know we were discussing this elsewhere on Haddit, but try as I might I cannot find it. I was left with the impression, from that discussion, that VA will not consider OSA as secondary to MDD. I could be wrong...

Does anyone here have knowledge or experience of VA granting OSA as secondary to MDD?

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I just received your msg and will send you my docket number ASAP along with the new B and other info.

Like PTSD MDD is a mental disorder and depression is just one of several symptoms of PTSD.

A Google search and/or search of BVA website decisions using key words such as Sleep Apnea, depression and/or MDD will yield you decisions on this topic that includes BVA decisions that both denied and granted the vet their appeals. You can narrow your search by using "granted" or "denied".  Works for me for over 30 years.

Although BVA decisions cannot be used as proof in your claims the information contained in those decisions has been extremely helpful to my claims and appeals of over 30 years.

My comment is not legal advice as I am not a lawyer, paralegal or VSO

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