April 2015 we were in FL when my dad, a DO, watched him walking and questioned what was going on with him.
My typical wife response was that for at least a year he didn't stretch, exercise blah blah blah. But dad said no-get him to his primary.
That led us down the yellow brick road...
thanks Nikki...that does follow what we went through...he started falling at work, left work, was Dx'd, and applied for SSDI literally at the same time - July 16 - August 14 - but he didn't get genes until 2/16.
I believe it will go back to your DX date if I remember correctly so there's your waiting period but I strongly suggest you do not wait to apply.
The process is actually really simple especially with your DX. And don't hesitate to call them as they were actually very helpful. Another bonus - you...
Absolutely the VA will cover a bi-pap. I didn't read all the responses but our local VA ALS clinic has been incredibly helpful (with all the bad rap VA gets). As a vet this is a 100% service related disease and he us entitled to it. ask ask ask.