PEB Forum Veteran
I was medically retired from my service in the marine corps in May 2013. I put in a claim for sleep apnea in 2013 and the Decision came back July 28, 2014 saying it was denied. to my understanding once I was released from service i have a year to bring up an issues that may be caused of my service, and I complained about the issue. How would i know I had sleep apnea issues while in service so of course nothing was documented at that time. When i did testing for sleep apnea in the va they did prescribe me a CPAP machine.
- Service connection maybe granted for a disability which began in military service or was caused by some event or experience in service
- Service connection for sleep apnea is the night just a condition neither occurred in nor was caused by service.
- The evidence does not show an event disease or injury in service your service treatment records do not contain complaints treatment or diagnostics for this condition