In order to receive VA disability benefits, you must be able to link your military service to your injury or illness – or exacerbation of either. If the condition you are suffering from is sleep apnea, you may have concerns regarding whether or not it qualifies as a disability, and the truth is that it can. Proving that any qualifying condition is service-connected, however, is challenging, which makes working with an experienced Illinois veterans disability benefits attorney the surest path forward.
To begin, you will need to demonstrate that one of the following is true:
Sleep apnea affects millions of people across the country, but veterans are more likely than others to be diagnosed with this serious condition.
Sleep apnea can affect every aspect of your life because it affects your ability to sleep. In turn, your ability to do your job, advance your career, and live life to the fullest can be thwarted. If you are a veteran with sleep apnea, this diagnosis can play a critical role in your ability to obtain total disability individual unemployability (TDIU) benefits.
The effects of sleep apnea can include all the following:
For purposes of your VA disability rating, you will need to prove that you have sleep apnea and will need to demonstrate its severity. This requires going to a medical professional and having a sleep study performed. If you obtained this diagnosis while you were in the military, it can bolster your claim, but this is not a requirement.
The primary elements of every successful sleep apnea claim include the following:
James R. Comerford at The Comerford Law Office – Illinois is a distinguished veterans disability benefits attorney who dedicates his impressive practice to fiercely advocating for the rights of veterans like you. Your claim is important to your future, so please don’t put off contacting us for more information about what we can do for you today.
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