went to DRO hearing November 2008 with state VRO representative to appeal 2 claims. Increase from 50% to 70% for PTSD, and a denied claim for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The OSA claim was denied because it did not occur in service. Discussion between VSO and DRO was that it should be changed to being secondary to ptsd. My VSO was arrested the very next day (turns out he wasn't a decorated Vet). I spoke with 2 VSO's who said nothing needed to be submitted other than medical opinion linking osa secondary to ptsd. I now have this medical opinion and wish to submit it; but how is the VA going to know to change the claim to being secondary? Also - does this count as new claim, or does it continue from the original?