VA could alter disability rating for sleep apnea

The Department of Veterans Affairs is planning changes to the disability ratings system for obstructive sleep apnea, especially in cases in which a 50% disability rating is given to veterans who have been prescribed a continuous positive airway pressure machine to alleviate the condition. During a public hearing of the VA Advisory Committee on Disability Compensation, panel members had questions about service-related sleep apnea, and the committee chairman, retired Army Lt. Gen. James Terry Scott, advocated asking the Institute of Medicine to study sleep apnea in veterans. The changes will not affect veterans already receiving compensation for sleep apnea.

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