How Much VA Disability for Sleep Apnea

You can receive up to $3,757 for sleep apnea from the VA if you have a 100% rating. For ratings lower than 100%, your compensation rates will also reduce.

Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder where individuals may experience breathing problems when they are asleep. Breathing can completely stop due to this disorder, making it a severe life-threatening condition.

Worse yet, many veterans experiencing sleep apnea don’t even know they are suffering from this horrible condition. Therefore, if you have been having bad periods of sleep accompanied by tired feelings during the day, check out with your physician.

Veterans experiencing sleep apnea can be eligible for monetary compensation as well as healthcare from the VA. In this article, we will explain the VA ratings that you can get for sleep apnea, as well as how much compensation you may get for those ratings.


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VA Ratings and Compensation for Sleep Apnea

The VA uses 38 C.F.R. § 4.97-13, Code 6847, to rate sleep apnea. Here are the possible ratings you may get for the condition –

0% VA Rating for Sleep Apnea

If you are diagnosed with a documented sleep disorder but do not experience any symptoms, you may receive a 0% rating. In this case, you won’t get any monetary compensation from the VA. However, you will still be eligible for healthcare benefits.

30% VA Rating for Sleep Apnea

When you are diagnosed with sleep apnea with a symptom of feeling sleepy during the daytime, you may be eligible for a 30% VA rating. Note that your daytime sleepiness should not go away even if you had sufficient sleep the night before.

50% VA Rating for Sleep Apnea

If you have to use a breathing assistance device due to sleep apnea, you can receive a 50% rating.

100% VA Rating for Sleep Apnea

The highest rating for sleep apnea is given to those with extreme symptoms of sleep apnea that include chronic respiratory failure with carbon dioxide retention. In this case, veterans with the disorder are in need of a tracheostomy. 

VA Compensation for Sleep Apnea

According to VA’s 2023 compensation rates, you can receive the following compensation for your sleep apnea rating. Note that veterans with spouses and children may be eligible for more compensation.

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Getting the Rating You Deserve

Oftentimes, veterans receive a lower rating due to poor claiming process or misjudgment from the VA. If you want to ensure that you or your loved veteran gets the most compensation for sleep apnea, VA Disability Coach is here to help!

Final Note

Remember that having an extraordinary claim can help you get the proper rating and avoid the hassle of appealing the VA’s decision. And even if you receive a 0% rating, take advantage of the VA’s healthcare benefits to help you with sleep apnea.