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    CPAP use required to maintain sleep apnea rating?

    The short answer to your question is "no" as its written here: https://www.knowva.ebenefits.va.gov/system/templates/selfservice/va_ssnew/help/customer/locale/en-US/portal/554400000001018/content/554400000014199/M21-1-Part-III-Subpart-iv-Chapter-4-Section-F-Respiratory-Conditions?query=cpap...
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    VA claim question regarding filing a new claim after retiring

    Honestly, if you're comfortable reading and researching VA policy and procedure, YOU can be your own VSO. A lot of Vets have done the hard work for us, and have posted their success online. Here is a list of sites I usually give to folks who are looking to start their own claims: Here is the...
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    VA claim question regarding filing a new claim after retiring

    Keep in mind that after you file a new claim, there is a possibility the VBA will take the opportunity to review any/all of your currently connected disabilities with additional C & P exams to ensure that you're being rated appropriately. Usually, periodic re-exams occur in the 2, 3, or 5 years...
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    C&P Exam

    Here is a link to those questionnaires: Disability Benefits Questionnaire (DBQ) Forms I'd also review this site since how you answer those questions could be very crucial to how you're compensated! Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (eCFR) You need to know the details and severity of EACH...
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    Rating Estimates

    Its hard to give an estimate without knowing what it is you've been referred for, and then, what other disabilities were claimed in addition to those.
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    Help - Disagreement w/ Commander's Impact Statement

    Your case sounds very complex. I'd gather that if your PCM and MH Providers contribute to the NARSUM in a way that reflects the true nature and severity of your condition, the CC's letter will more or less prove to be less of an influence. The PEB process will look at your ability to deploy as...
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    Help - Disagreement w/ Commander's Impact Statement

    A lot depends on what it is you've been referred to the MEB for.
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    Commander's Impact Statement-My leadership is fighting what is allowed on the form.

    Well done! No matter how much "authority" one may have due to their position, they may not have the necessary experience to make an informed decision. Its unfortunate that it gets to the point where stubborn leaders have to be pushed to make the change, but it happens. Continue to advocate...
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    Letter inviting me to file a supplemental claim?

    It must have been through the C & P exam that other potentially compensable conditions were discovered. If you have other conditions to add, throw them on, but keep in mind you're making the existing claim extremely complex now since there will be additional C & Ps ordered for anything new...
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    IRILO Meniere's, when to get help

    Your I-RILO will go to AFPC to make a decision first. If AFPC returns you to duty, then there will be no need to put a VA claim together. If AFPC directs a full MEB, then your PEBLO will be in contact with you to explain the next stage. Its at that PEBLO meeting you'll be instructed how to...
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    Letter inviting me to file a supplemental claim?

    Yes. During the processing of your claim, there was a discovery of additional disabilities to which you could be compensated for, but were not claimed. Unfortunately, the VBA will not just add these to an existing claim; it requires your actions to claim them. Are you still serving or have...
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    VA Sent Letter for Additional Claims

    When you click the "Disabilities" link on eBenefits, what is displayed?
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    VA Sent Letter for Additional Claims

    You may want to talk with the VA military service coordinator (MSC) there and get more information. Normally, the Benefit Delivery at Discharge (BDD) claim is processed when you are between 180 and 90 days pre-discharge. They will process the claim while you're still serving and the effective...
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    Newly Diagnosed Actived Duty Air Force Type 1 Diabetic.

    The key for a medical retirement is being awarded a DoD disability of 30% or greater. However, if you don't reach 30%, rest easy that anything that is service connected will still be treated by the VA once you're out of the service...including the medications. Here are a couple links to...
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    Commander's Impact Statement-My leadership is fighting what is allowed on the form.

    Take a look at AFI 36-3212 paragraph 1.5 titled "Dual Action Case Processing". This is the guidance that correlates to section III "Administrative Actions" on the AF Form 1185. If you're UIF is severe enough to potentially prevent you from reenlisting or extending to 20, you may have a...
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    Additional disability

    You should have a scheduled appointment with the VA Military Service Coordinator (MSC) who "should" go through your service treatment record and help you with your benefit delivery at discharge claim. I'm putting "should" because they may not have enough time during your appointment to do your...
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    Update cliam/diagnoses

    For rating purposes, the CPAP will move you to the 50% tier. Depending on which service you're in, it may not make any difference at all when looking at it through the DoD IDES lens. It will however make a huge difference in your VA pay, especially if you're over 20 years of service...
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    PEB Phone Number?

    AFPC/DPFDD Disability Operations Branch 550 C Street West Randolph AFB, TX 78150 COMM: 210-565-5319 DSN: 665-5319 FAX: 210-565-4245 or DSN 665-4245 E-mail: [email protected]
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    PEB Phone Number?

    HQ AFPC/DP2NP AFPC Medical Retention Standards 550 C Street West Randolph AFB, TX 78150-4729 COMM: 210-565-3580 DSN: 665-3580 FAX: 210-565-2354 mailto [email protected]
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    Sure, no worries! I'm of the opinion that if I can't provide a link or a document to back-up my...

    Sure, no worries! I'm of the opinion that if I can't provide a link or a document to back-up my posts, I don't post :cool:
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