Slight correction on this. You do NOT have to be service connected to get treated for OSA at the VA. You do have to be a veteran enrolled in the VA system who has been Dx'd with OSA and can provide a copy of the Dx and sleep study or you will have to take another sleep study at the VA. As mentioned supplies and equipment are provided at no cost to the veteran.OboeVet wrote:My machine and supplies are provided because I am rated as 20% "Service Connected" for orthopedic injuries.
You may have to put up with some other things like proof you are using it and/or travel to the VA (for supplies, etc) in some areas but in others they will send a DME/RT to your home and mail you supplies which is very convenient.
Now if you have to have one of the service organization help you to get qualified for something with the VA that can and often does take time as in years but that is normally not the case with cpap but proving you have some other "service connected" disability the VA should cover. But those organizations will help and support you the whole way thru. Some may even have a cpap or a member have one that can be loaned out, I know they do for things like wheelchairs etc.